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Altar M. Munis

PhD, BSc (Hons)


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, I am working on the development and optimisation of lentiviral gene therapy for lung diseases.  In particular, my current project focuses on the treatment of surfactant protein B deficiency, a fatal autosomal recessive genetic disorder, using Sendai virus F/HN pseudotyped vectors.

Prior to joining the Gene Medicine group, I undertook my doctoral studies in gene therapy and immunology at University College London investigating the properties of phylogenetically distinct vesiculovirus glycoproteins that may have advantages over the prototypical glycoprotein from VSV Indiana strain.