Chantal Ferguson

Chantal Ferguson

Company: UMass Medical School

Job title: MD/PhD Candidate - Khvorova Lab


Chantal Ferguson is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a BA in Neuroscience. Chantal embarked on her MD/PhD at UMass Medical School (UMMS) in 2015, where her passion for studying neurological diseases combined with her interest in RNA interference led her to Dr. Anastasia Khvorova’s lab in the RNA Therapeutics Institute. The Khvorova lab develops and chemically optimizes short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) for CNS delivery. Chantal’s thesis project focuses on developing and using siRNAs to understand the relationship between Apolipoprotein E and neurodegeneration. Chantal’s clinical interests include neurology and interventional radiology.


Chemically Modified siRNAs for Robust and Selective Gene Modulation in the Central Nervous System 2:10 pm

Development of a novel chemical scaffold for RNA interference in the central nervous system Application to multiple neurodegenerative conditions Further optimization of oligonucleotide chemistry to ensure CNS specific silencingRead more

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