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Delivered as Hybrid Event from September 20-30, 2021
Live In-Person Experience Delivered September 20-23Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Ken Yamada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School


Ken Yamada, Ph.D., is nucleoside, nucleotide, and oligonucleotide chemist, and is an Assistant Professor in RNA Therapeutics Institute in University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is currently focusing on novel oligonucleotide backbone chemistry that broadly impacts the safety, potency, and accuracy of oligonucleotide-based therapeutics research field. He obtained Ph.D. at Tokyo Institute of Technology under supervision of Prof. Mitsuo Sekine, followed by two of postdoctoral works under supervision of Prof. Masad Damha (McGill university) and Prof. Anastasia Khvorova (UMass Medial School).

Agenda Sessions

  • Oligonucleotide Backbone Engineering for Enhancing Metabolic Stability, Potency, and Selectivity of siRNAs