Dr. Paul Patterson
Vector Development for Huntington's Disease Gene Therapy
Dr. Patterson received his B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Johns Hopkins University. After a postdoctoral position in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, he joined the faculty there, first as assistant and then as associate professor of neurobiology. He then moved to the California Institute of Technology, where he is currently the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences. The research group of Dr. Patterson is working in the area neuroimmunology, and is engaged in translational projects aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, autism, multiple sclerosis and Huntington's disease. His group is also exploring a number potential therapeutics for these disorders as well as developing novel viral vectors for CNS gene therapy.