Meet Our Team
|Emanuela Gussoni, PhD
Dr. Gussoni obtained her PhD degree from the University of Milan, Italy. She did her first postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, where she evaluated the survival of donor cells in DMD patients that participated in a myoblast transfer clinical trial. She then moved to Boston Children’s Hospital for her second postdoctoral fellowship training, where she studied muscle and bone marrow stem cells and their ability to deliver dystrophin following systemic injection. She established her own laboratory at Boston Children’s in early 2000. She has been a permanent member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (USA) Scientific Advisory Committee 2006-2017. In 2017, she won the Harvard-BBS mentorship award for mentoring graduate students. In addition to her work in the lab, Gussoni is co-director of the Boston Children’s Roya Kabuki Program.
Hall received her bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University in 2017. She is currently working as a full-time research technician in the lab with interests in regenerative biology. She has previous research experience studying tendon and ligament biology, and the nutritional factors contributing to bone mineral density in athletes. In 2016-2017 she received the Nutrition Science and Dietetics Award from Syracuse University for Outstanding Undergraduate Research. Long term, Hall is planning to attend medical school and continue in translational research.