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The Boye Lab

Boye lab research was featured in a recent FFB video.


The Boye Lab celebrates our newest Ph.D.

Congratulations Dr. Miranda Scalabrino for successfully completing your dissertation research on developing gene therapies for ON bipolar- mediated disease. You were a joy to have in the lab and we wish you […]

Dr. Boye is pleased to be working with a fantastic team at Genzyme/Sanofi to develop a treatment for a form of childhood blindness
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Our Research Focus

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The focus of our research is developing viral vector-based gene replacement strategies for the treatment of inherited ocular disease. Our current goals are:

  • to develop AAV-based gene therapy approaches for delivering genes to the outer retina (notably foveal cones) following intravitreal delivery
  • to develop an AAV-based gene therapy for treatment of GUCY2D-Leber congenital amaurosis-1 (LCA1)
  • to develop dual AAV vector platforms that are capable of delivering large transgenes (> 5kb)
  • to develop gene replacement therapies for various forms of Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB), a disorder caused by mutations in genes which express bipolar cell- specific proteins.

Recent News

Dr. Boye is awarded the 2016 MOMS for Sight Visionary Award

At their annual ‘Black Ties and Blindfolds’ fundraiser, Dr. Boye was honored with this award for her dedication to education, research, and support of the visually impaired community. Thank you […]

Congratulations Dr. Choudhury for being awarded ‘Best in Group’ at the 4th annual Postdoc Research Symposium!

Shreyasi won this award for her poster presentation entitled “Novel Methodology for Creating Primate Retina with Sortable Cell Populations”.  Well done representing the lab, the Department and the College!

Congratulations to our SUPERIOR grants administrator, Doug Perkinson

Thank you for all that you do to support the Boye lab. You are an invaluable (and superior!) part of the team! 

Boye Lab publishes new study in JVI investigating the role of HSPG in retinal transduction by intravitreally delivered AAVs

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Congratulations Dr. Scalabrino!

Miranda is PHinally Done! Good job successfully defending your thesis! We wish you all the best in your future scientific endeavors!

Upcoming Events

Dr. Scalabrino’s Commencement Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate our newest doctor at the Annual College of Medicine Graduate Convocation on Thursday, April 28, 11:00-12:00. Miranda and I will be tirelessly practicing the hooding […]

ARVO- Seattle

Looking forward to presenting Boye Lab research May 1st-5th in Seattle! Sunday, May 1st, 1:30-3:15: Shreyasi Choudhury’s poster, “Novel Methodology for Creating Primate Retina with Sortable Cell Populations: Monday, May 2nd, […]

Miranda Scalabrino’s Final Defense- March 18th, 9:00 am

Please join me on Friday, March 10th at 9:00 am in C1-4 of the Communicore for Miranda’s seminar entitled, “Adeno Associated Viral Gene Therapy Targeting On Bipolar Cells Restores Function in […]


The very first graduate student of the Boye lab will officially become Miranda Scalabrino this December 19th! Congratulations Miranda and Anthony!

Center for Vision Research Annual Symposium 11-2-15

“From Bench to Branding: Bringing Research Discoveries to Life”- McKnight Brain Institute, DeWeese Auditorium, 8:00-5:00