TUCSON   520.748.4400

Viral-mediated Gene Transfer System

The inventors were the first to propose the use of viral DNA vectors as a general way to transfer genes into mammalian cells. They also were the first to directly administer a human gene in vivo and obtain expression in an experimental animal. Their viral-mediated gene transfer system is now the basic technique that many companies have adopted over the past decade.


  • William N. Kelley, University of Michigan
  • Thomas Palella, University of Michigan
  • Myron Levine, University of Michigan

US Patent