Dr. Haack is a molecular biologist with a diverse background in gene therapy and complex disease genetics. A native of Germany, her early doctoral and post-doctoral research explored the potential of using retroviruses to deliver target genes into cells and repair genetic problems. At the Institute, she is part of the Genetics Core Laboratory that is involved in the Strong Heart Family Study and several other large family-based studies. These projects are using advanced technology to understand how genes are involved in obesity, cholesterol metabolism, blood pressure regulation, diabetes and other complex traits that contribute to heart disease.
Doctoral Degree: Molecular (1997)
Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg , Germany
Master's Degree: Genetics (1992)
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , Germany
Transactivator and structurally optimized inducible lentiviral vectors.
Haack, K., Cockrell, A.S., Ma, H., Israeli, D., Ho, S.N., McCown, T.J. and Kafri, T.
Mol. Ther. 10 (3): 585-596, 2004
Induction of protective immunity against syngeneic rat cancer cells by expression of the cytosine deaminase suicide gene.
Haack, K., Linnebacher, M., Eisold, S., Zöller, M., von Knebel Doeberitz, M. and Gebert, J.
Canc. Gene Ther. 7 (10): 1357-1364, 2000