David S. Ojala

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Efficient retrograde access to projection neurons for the delivery of sensors and effectors constitutes an important and enabling capability for neural circuit dissection. Such an approach would also be useful for gene therapy, including the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by pathological spread through functionally connected and(More)
Gene therapy has strong potential for treating a variety of genetic disorders, as demonstrated in recent clinical trials. There is unfortunately no scarcity of disease targets, and the grand challenge in this field has instead been the development of safe and efficient gene delivery platforms. To date, approximately two thirds of the 1800 gene therapy(More)
Biotechnologies for effective conversion of atmospheric greenhouse gases (CO(2) and CH(4)) into valuable compounds, such as chemical and petrochemical feedstocks or alternative fuels, offer promising new strategies for stabilization of global warming. A novel approach in this field involves the use of methanotrophic bacteria as catalysts for CH(4)(More)
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors have achieved clinical efficacy in treating several diseases. However, enhanced vectors are required to extend these landmark successes to other indications and protein engineering approaches may provide the necessary vector improvements to address such unmet medical needs. To generate new capsid variants with(More)
The ability to detect specific functions of uncultured microbial cells in complex natural communities remains one of the most difficult tasks of environmental microbiology. Here we present respiration response imaging (RRI) as a novel fluorescence microscopy-based approach for the identification of microbial function, such as the ability to use C(1)(More)
Respiration is widely used for evaluation of the metabolic capabilities or physiological state of the microbial culture. This chapter describes novel approaches for characterization of respiration at a single cell level: (1) flow cytometry-based redox sensing (FCRS) of actively metabolizing microbes; (2) respiration response imaging (RRI) for real-time(More)
Directed evolution continues to expand the capabilities of complex biomolecules for a range of applications, such as adeno-associated virus vectors for gene therapy; however, advances in library design and selection strategies are key to develop variants that overcome barriers to clinical translation. To address this need, we applied structure-guided SCHEMA(More)
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