H. Trent Spencer, Ph.D.
Dr. Spencer received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Creighton School of Medicine in Omaha. His postdoctoral studies at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital focused on drug resistance gene therapy and in vivo selection of genetically-modified cells. He is currently the Jean R. Amos Cell and Gene Therapy Chair, Director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Program and Professor of Pediatrics within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Emory University. His previous affiliations include an Assistant Professorship in the South Carolina Cancer Center/Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina and Assistant Director of the Molecular Genetics Graduate Program. He has headed a well-funded gene therapy laboratory for over 20 years. His research interests continue to be the development of gene therapy applications for the treatment of cancer and inherited diseases.
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