Jesse D. Sengillo is a native of Rochester, New York. He is currently a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) fellow grant awardee at the Columbia University Medical Center in the department of Ophthalmology, studying the efficacy of various gene-based therapeutic strategies and natural disease history of inherited retinopathies. Honors include a research grant award from Fight For Sight (FFS) and a Degree with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester. Previous published work focuses on novel strategies to understand and treat neurodegenerations in the brain and retina. He has a special interest in the patient perspective and is one of the authors of 'Walk in my shoes,' an internationally distributed compilation of patient experiences. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Inherited retinal dystrophies, Retinitis pigmentosa, Gene-editing