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Jun 21, 2014

VISIONS 2014 — The Multi-Talented Dr. Shannon Boye

Dr. Boye and her research team received a $900,000 grant for a gene therapy project targeting Leber congenital amaurosis.

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Shannon BoyeShannon Boye, Ph.D., is something of a rock star here at the VISIONS 2014 conference. Serving as a panelist in sessions on gene therapy and clinical trials, the University of Florida assistant professor has won compliments for her skill in explaining complicated research in plain English. And her compassion for those affected by retinal diseases is plain to see.

But Dr. Boye, who's an FFB-funded researcher, is also no slouch when it comes to developing treatments for those diseases. Not long before she arrived in Colorado, she and her research team received a $900,000 grant for a gene therapy project targeting Leber congenital amaurosis, or LCA. So we asked her, in the video below, to fill us in on the grant and her involvement with the Foundation.