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Reineke honored for contributions to gene and cell therapy

Department of Chemistry Professor Theresa Reineke has received a 2012 Outstanding New Investigators Award from the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT). Reineke was honored for her contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy. She is one of four scientists earning this achievement this year.

With expertise in polymer science and gene therapy and diagnostics, Reineke is a world leader in the area of polymer/deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) nanostructures for medical applications. The Reineke research group specializes in the synthetic design, chemical characterization, and biological study of novel macromolecules.

As part of her award, Reineke will present a seminar at the Outstanding New Investigator Symposium at ASGCT's annual meeting in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 19.