Shuaiying Cui, PhD, Recipient of 2023 Wing Tat Lee Award

Congratulations to Dr. Shuaiying Cui for receiving a 2023 Wing Tat Lee award, funded to establish cooperative research programs between the School and Chinese universities. Dr. Cui will collaborate with Dr. Lihong Shi, Professor of Medicine at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Institute of Hematology and Blood Disease Hospital, Tianjin, China, to study a novel long, non-coding RNA (lncRNA) for fetal hemoglobin induction in patients with sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia. Targeting lncRNAs therapeutically has the advantages of increased specificity, different RNA-directed therapeutic approaches, and the possibility of gene therapy.