Stephen M. Kaminsky   Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine

Vaccines for addicitve drugs including cocaine and nicotine

Genetic vaccine for Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Gene therapy for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Gene therapy for diffuse coronary artery disease

Gene therapy for age-related macula degeneration and diabetic retinopathy

Gene therapy for glioblastoma and Ovarian Cancer

Gene Therapy approaches for Alzheimer's disease

Gene Therapy for Batten disease

Identification of biomarkers from the metabolome for Batten disease

Gene Therapy for Friedreich's Ataxia


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research overview

  • Gene therapies for genetic disorders such as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, alzheimer's disease, lysosomal storage defects in the central nervous system and for acquired medical targets such as allergy and diffuse coronary artery disease. 

    Vaccines as therapies for drug addiction and infectious agents.

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teaching overview

  • Lectures on Gene Therapy for Course: Molecular Biology and Genetics in Clinical Research (CTSC)



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Primary Affiliation

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University