CMRC Children's Memorial Research Center
Christine DiDonato


Christine J." DiDonato


2300 Children's Plaza, Box 211
Room C.321F
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 755-6352
Fax: (773) 755-6345


Education
Year Degree Institution
1999 Postdoc Ottawa Health Reserch Instiitute, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
1995 Ph.D. Ohio State University
1995 Postdoc Hospital Ste. justine, Montreal, Quebec Canada
1988 B.S. Saint Mary's College, South Bend, IN

Work Experience
Period Description Organization
2003 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Children's Memorial Research Center, Northwestern University

Recent Publications
DiDonato, C.J., Parks, R.J and Kothary, R. (2003). Development of a gene therapy strategy for the restoration of survival motor neuron (SMN) expression: implications for SMA therapy. . Human Gene Therapy: 14 (2) 179-188.

Young, P.J., DiDonato, C.J., Hu, D., Kothary, R., Androphy, E.J., Lorson, C.L. (2002). SRp30c-dependent stimulation of survival neuron exon 7 inclusion is facilitated by a direct interaction with hTra2β1. Hum. Mol. Genet.: 11(5) 577-87.

DiDonato, C.J., Lorson, C.L., De Repentigny, Y., Simard L., Chartrand, C., Androphy, E.J., Kothary, R. (2001). Regulation of murine survival motor neuron (Smn) protein levels by modifying Smn exon 7 splicing. Hum. Mol. Genet: 10(23) 2727-2736..

DiDonato, C.J., Brun, T., Simard, L.R. (1999). Genomic organization and complete nucleotide sequence of the murine surivival motor neuron gene (Smn). Mammalian Genome : 10(6) 638-41.

DiDonato, C.J., Chen, X-N., Noya, D., Korenberg, J.R., Nadeau, J.H. Simard, L.R (1997). Cloning, characterization and copy number of the murine survival motor neuron gene: Homolog of the spinal muscular atrophy-determining gene. . Genome Research : 7(4): 339-352.

Awards/Honors
2004- present - American Academy of Neurology/Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation SMA Young Investigator Award

1999-2001 - Muscular Dystrphy Assocation Career Development Award

1999-2001 - Families of SMA post-doctoral fellowship

1997-1999 - Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) post-doctoral fellowship


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