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The Children’s Research Institute Lecture Series encourages interaction between researchers investigating childhood diseases, and stimulates new research through exposure to cutting-edge, ongoing work.

Elizabeth Jalazo, MD

“Blurred lines: developing a framework to treat children with rare and ultra-rare disease at the intersection of clinical care and research”

February 14, 2023

Dr. Jalazo is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism. Her research efforts are focused on advancing novel therapeutics for pediatric rare diseases and genetic disorders, including lysosomal storage disorders.

Please contact for Zoom details.

Xin Sun, PhD

“Surprises from Modeling Childhood Lung Diseases”

March 16, 2023
Bioinformatics 1131 or Zoom

Dr. Sun is a Professor of Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology at UC San Diego. Her lab employs cutting-edge technologies, including single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics, genome editing, whole-organ clearing and imaging, to delineate the robustness that dictates normal organ function in the lung, and uncover the imperfections that initiate pathogenesis in lung disease. This seminar is being co-sponsored by the UNC Program for Rare and Interstitial Lung Disease and the Children’s Research Institute. Please contact for Zoom details.

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