Saša Jereb

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After earning an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, I completed my graduate studies at the Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bob Darnell and Dr. Mary Beth Hatten, focusing on using novel approaches to study 3’UTR length in specific neuronal types in the adult and developing brain. I am currently a joint postdoctoral associate between the Stevens and Deverman labs at the Broad Institute, where I am developing novel viral tools to enable manipulation of gene expression in microglia, with a particular focus on AAV capsid engineering. I hope to use these viral tools to address questions about microglia biology, especially their role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.