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Reviewers’ Choice Abstract Award at ASHG Goes to Ben Jussila for Demonstrating how Zebrafish Can be Used for Disease Modeling

Ben Jussila, one of our in-house zebrafish experts, presented his poster “Zebrafish modeling for the clinic: Rapid in vivo functional testing of patient variants for clinical applications” at ASHG and won the Reviewers’ Choice Award in the category of Precision Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, and Genetic Therapies. His poster discusses how we use zebrafish as an in-vivo model to measure the functional effects of patient-derived genetic variation and takes a closer look at a proof-of-concept study we did targeting an Stxbp1a-a zebrafish ortholog of human gene syntaxin-binding protein 1 (STXBP1) to model variant genetic contributions to pediatric epilepsy and encephalopathy.

Image extracted from the full poster

To view the entire poster, you can download it here.

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Hannah Huston

Hannah is the Marketing Manager at InVivo Biosystems. She received her Bachelor of Science in Science & Management specializing in Biotechnology from Scripps College in 2017. She has been with InVivo Biosystems since June of 2018. Outside of work Hannah coaches youth soccer and enjoys being active and outside with her dog, Siri.

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