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Dr Betty Kao is a molecular biologist with over 10 years' experience in gene therapy. Her passion for gene therapy led her to earn a PhD from the University of Melbourne investigating gene therapy for beta-thalassaemia, followed by two postdoctoral fellowships researching gene therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at Royal Holloway University of London and University College London.

Through her PhD and postdoctoral fellowships, Betty gained expertise in design, production, quality testing and transduction of retrovirus, lentivirus and AAV in both in vitro and in vivo models.

Betty joined the Vectorology Facility at Children's Medical Research Institute in December 2021 and is responsible for viral vector production, the day-to-day operation of the facility, supervision of the team, as well as advising researchers on the most appropriate gene delivery vectors for their specific needs.

Please reach out for questions, consultation, or to discuss using the facility to support your project design and implementation.

Betty Kao

Vectorolgy Facility Lead and Senior Staff Scientist