Dr. Barry Byrne Featured in Denison Magazine (Denison University)

Dr. Barry Byrne Featured in Denison Magazine

Barry J. Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Florida Powell Gene Therapy Center, a professor in Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, and the associate chair in Pediatrics at the University of Florida, is studying a variety of rare diseases with specific attention to developing therapies for inherited muscle disease. 

His development of the Powell Gene Research Center, where they can make large or small batches of biological drugs, therapeutics for rare diseases have been and will be able to advance from research to practical usage. Byrne’s team can teach manufacturing groups to make the drugs or make them in-house for easier access to the number of materials they need, and Byrne’s wide berth of experience in multiple medical fields allows him to play a managing role in the evolution of these technologies.

“I like the fact that no two days are the same,” said Dr. Byrne. “Patients are our priority, and whatever it takes to get these innovative ideas, we follow that path.”

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