Gene Therapy Center

The Gene Therapy Center provides MPS mutation analysis and the MPSTest™—a screening method for mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and related diseases. MPS diseases are genetic lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes, leading to damage in the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system and central nervous system.

Our Faculty & Staff

Chester B. Whitley, MD, PhD
Director, Gene Therapy Center
Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
whitley@umn.edu

David Erickson
Administrative Assistant
erick259@umn.edu

Brenda Diethelm-Okita
Program Coordinator
dieth001@umn.edu