Erin Burnight

PhD

University of Iowa
Cornell College

Erin has been with Tucker Lab since November of 2011. Erin is a Research Scientist with a Bachelors in Biology from Cornell College, a PhD. in Genetics from the University of Iowa, and 16 year’s experience working in the gene therapy field. She has worked in lung and liver gene therapy with Dr. Paul McCray and has helped Tucker Lab develop viral vectors for therapeutic gene transfer to the patient-derived differentiated retinal cell cultures and subsequent transplantation and phenotype correction in retinal degenerative animal models. She currently focuses on vector development for gene editing and gene augmentation therapy to treat inherited blinding diseases.