Richard Giadone

Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Major: Biotechnology, Philosophy
Hometown: Dracut, MA

Ricardo for fun, Rico for short, joined Murphy lab in May of 2016 as a PhD student within the Molecular and Translational Medicine program at BUSM. Evolving from Amy’s work, his project focuses on utilizing patient-derived iPSCs to model various aspects of transthyretin amyloidosis. He looks to develop novel therapeutics for treating the disease as well as elucidating the role of transthyretin protein in the context of neurodegeneration.

In his free time, Richard can be found trying to figure out how to update this website. He can also be seen running for fun (or away from Kim), eating pizza, listening to funk, or shamelessly promoting his Twitter account.

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Murphy Lab Awarded Amyloidosis Foundation Grant

“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Human Hereditary Amyloidosis”
This project will generate a new form of stem cells that start out as skin or blood cells but are then reprogrammed into cells that have the ability to become any type of tissue in the body. These stem cells will be utilized to study a genetic disease through the directed differentiation of these cells in vitro in order to recapitulate the outcome of the disease. Possible benefits of this research are new ways to study treatments for genetic diseases such as familial amyloidosis.

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Dr. Murphy chosen as an American Society of Hematology Scholar

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