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Christopher E. Nelson

Christopher E. Nelson

Assistant Professor, The Twenty-First Century Professorship in Biomedical Engineering


(BMEG)-Biomedical Engineering

Phone: 479-575-2615

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Our lab develops biologically inspired strategies for controlled drug and gene delivery for gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

Delivery of genome editing technologies – As therapeutics, genome editing technologies hold great promise. The challenge is safe and efficient delivery to diseased tissues in the patient. We are adapting viral and non-viral delivery vehicles and assessing safety and efficiency in preclinical models of disease.

Gene regulation in regenerative medicine and wound healing – Changes to gene expression in chronic disease delaying or preventing tissue regeneration or restoration. Targeted control of gene expression can illuminate new drug targets.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • B.S., University of Arkansas 

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  • Controlled Release Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • The Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Pathway to Independence Award - K99/R00 (NIH/NIBIB)