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Dr. Cari Whyne
Dr. Cari Whyne is director of the Holland Musculoskeletal Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI). Her research combines engineering with experimental and numerical methods to investigate musculoskeletal injury and disease. She also focuses on skeletal metastases and stabilization of the spine and lower extremities. Together with colleagues at SRI, Whyne recently showed in a study published in Gene Therapy that magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound can effectively deliver genes to the spinal cord. This noninvasive technique could address one of the biggest challenges in using gene therapy to treat spinal cord injury or disease: how to deliver genes across the blood-spinal cord barrier to the site of injury.