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Dustin Landau
MGM Graduate Student

4048 GSRBI
Box 103856 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710

Phone: 919.684.6559
Fax: 919. 684.0983
Email: djl19@duke.edu

Research Interest: Integrating gene therapy adeno-associated virus vectors for treating glycogen storage disease

I was born in Connecticut but resolved to move away as soon as possible. I went to the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) for undergrad, and majored in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology but much more important to me was my minor in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, which influenced the way I think and how I prioritize ideas. I wasn’t sure what to do after I graduated because I was afraid my resume wasn’t up to snuff, but I went ahead and applied to just a couple of my top choice schools. When Duke accepted me, I figured it was a sign, and I hauled myself down to North Carolina.

In the lab, I work on developing integrating gene therapy adeno-associated virus vectors for treating glycogen storage disease, and I hope the work I do here can be extrapolated to other diseases and systems later.

Outside the lab, I live in an underground volcano lair and secretly plot the downfall of civilization. My hobbies include dungeons and dragons, mopeds, fedoras, bourbon tasting, and laughing maniacally. As seen in the photo, I also enjoy a good Renaissance faire.

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