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Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD - Washington University

Dr. Fumihiko Urano, M.D., PhD. is a Samuel E. Schechter Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Immunology in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Urano holds advanced medical and scientific degrees, and has a passion for seeing patients as well as conducting basic research. Following his clinical and research training in pathology, oncology, and medical genetics, Dr. Urano studied endoplasmic reticulum biology at the New York University School of Medicine under the mentorship David Ron, MD (currently Professor at the University of Cambridge). He has a wealth of experience in genetic testing and counseling, developing regenerative gene therapy, retinal dystrophy, neurodegeneration, and autoimmune disorders. This broad and deep expertise is a distinct value to our better understanding a disease as rare as RVCL.