R. Jude Samulski, University of North Carolina (image) University of North Carolina Health Care Share Print E-Mail Caption This is R. Jude Samulski, PhD, University of North Carolina, a study senior author, professor of pharmacology and director of UNC's Gene Therapy Center. The treatment uses a virus (adeno-associated virus, or AAV) as a "viral vector" meticulously tailored to enter the brain and safely switch good genes for bad. Credit UNC School of Medicine Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.