Chris Towne, Ph.D.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Clark Center, Room S331
I am using viral vectors to deliver light-activated ion channels to the peripheral nervous system with the aim of developing novel biomedical therapies for various neuropathies.
PhD in Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland
Honours in Biomedical Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
B App Sci in Biotechnology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Honors and Awards
Swiss National Science Fellowship for Prospective Researchers, 2011
Dimitri Chorafas Foundation Prize, 2010
University Medal, 2003
Towne C, Setola V, Schneider BL, Aebischer P. Neuroprotection by gene therapy targeting mutant SOD1 in individual pools of motor neurons does not translate into therapeutic benefit in fALS mice. Mol Ther, 19(2):274-83, 2011.
Towne C, Schneider BL, Kieran D, Redmond DE Jr, Aebischer P. Efficient transduction of non-human primate motor neurons after intramuscular delivery of recombinant AAV serotype 6. Gene Ther, 17(1):141-6, 2010.
Towne C, Pertin M, Beggah AT, Aebischer P, Decosterd I. Recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 6 (rAAV2/6)-mediated gene transfer to nociceptive neurons through different routes of delivery. Mol Pain, 5:52, 2009.
Rock climbing, catching up with mates, motor sports, swimming, making deserts