Hilo High alum awarded $2.3M for gene therapy research

  • Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii Jesse Owens, assistant professor at the Institute for Biogenesis Research at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and a Hilo High School graduate, was recently awarded $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel approach to gene therapy.

Jesse Owens was just 17 when he decided to devote his life to gene therapy research.