Gladstone Science Talks
Leor Weinberger, PhD
A major focus of the Weinberger laboratory is to develop novel therapeutic strategies. They discovered viral gene circuits and showed that these could represent a new class of escape-resistant antiviral targets. More than 15 years ago, the laboratory proposed the concept of therapeutic interfering particles (TIPs)—molecular parasites of viruses that could circumvent barriers to population-wide infectious disease control. Recently, they engineered the first such therapies and showed that they work in animal models.