Breaking it Down: Best Therapies for Lysosomal Storage Disorders

August 15, 2019, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Venture Café, Havana Room
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), in collaboration with Venture Café, is hosting Precision Medicine Series on the third Thursday of every month! This month, join us to hear two scholars from Washington University School of Medicine, Professor of Genetics and Division Chief of Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Patricia Dickson, MD, and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Jonathan Cooper, PhD. There are over seventy fatal inherited diseases that kill because the lysosome, the cell’s waste disposal and recycling center, stops working properly. Drs. Patricia Dickson and Jonathan Cooper will discuss the pluses and minuses of using enzyme replacement therapy vs. gene therapy to treat lysosomal storage disorders, where we are in bringing these treatments to the clinic, and how these treatments may be commercialized.

For more information, please contact Tricia Salyer, Precision Medicine Navigator at ICTS, at salyerp@wustl.edu.