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Rachael S Levings, PhD

Assistant Scientist

Division: Research
Academic Office: (352) 273-7067
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About Rachael Levings

Gene Therapy Laboratory


  • 2013
    Scaav Provides Sustained Expression of a Homologous Therapeutic Transgene in Large Mammalian Joints, With Enhanced Expression in Osteoarthritis
    Molecular Therapy. 21.
  • 2013
    scAAV-mediated gene transfer of interleukin-1-receptor antagonist to synovium and articular cartilage in large mammalian joints.
    Gene therapy. 20(6):670-7. [DOI] 10.1038/gt.2012.81. [PMID] 23151520.
    45 citations  · PubMed  · Publisher's Site 
  • 2010
    Gene delivery of TGF-β1 induces arthrofibrosis and chondrometaplasia of synovium in vivo.
    Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology. 90(11):1615-27. [DOI] 10.1038/labinvest.2010.145. [PMID] 20697373.
    49 citations  · PubMed  · Publisher's Site 
  • 2009
    Chondrogenesis of Bovine Mscs Is Influenced By Adenoviral-Mediated Delivery of Bmp-4, Bmp-7, Indian Hedgehog, and Sox-9
    Molecular Therapy. 17.
  • 2009
    Examining the Role of Elevated Blood Glucose in the Severity of Arthrofibrosis Using Intra-Articular Gene Delivery of Tgf-Beta 1
    Molecular Therapy. 17.
  • 2009
    Intra-articular gene delivery and expression of interleukin-1Ra mediated by self-complementary adeno-associated virus.
    The journal of gene medicine. 11(7):605-14. [DOI] 10.1002/jgm.1334. [PMID] 19384892.
    44 citations  · PubMed  · Publisher's Site 
  • 2009
    Transduction of Equine Joint Tissues With Self-Complementary Adeno-Associated Virus
    Molecular Therapy. 17.
  • 2008
    Perspectives on the use of gene therapy for chronic joint diseases.
    Current gene therapy. 8(4):273-86. [PMID] 18691023.
    11 citations  · PubMed 
  • 2006
    Exogenous glucosamine globally protects chondrocytes from the arthritogenic effects of IL-1beta.
    Arthritis research & therapy. 8(6). [PMID] 17109745.
    51 citations  · PubMed 


  • October 2019
    In vivo screening for the treatment of Osteoarthritis
    Role: Principal Investigator

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