Hiruy Meharena

Hiruy Meharena
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
 

Dr. Meharena has devoted himself to Down syndrome research, specifically the development of patient-derived stem cell brain models to understand the consequences of Trisomy 21 on the nuclear architecture and function, and how these alterations result in the phenotypic differences observed in Down syndrome. Meharena has presented his discoveries at the T21RS Conference, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference, and at the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress annual conference. Meharena has also forged a partnership with the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation to explore the possibilities of utilizing CRISPR technology to mitigate some of the genome-wide disruptions induced by Trisomy 21.