Eric Olson is Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor and Chair of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he is currently Professor and Chair. He and his trainees discovered many of the key genes and mechanisms that control heart and muscle development and disease. Most recently, he has pioneered a new strategy for correction of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using CRISPR gene editing.
Dr. Olson is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has co-founded multiple biotechnology companies to design new therapies for heart muscle disease.
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