Hilo High alum awarded $2.3M for gene therapy research
By STEPHANIE SALMONS Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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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.