Marianne Goodwin, Ph.D

Posdoctoral Fellow

  • Ph.D. 2014. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida. 
  • B.S. 2008. Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University.       


Research Interests

As a postdoc with a background in molecular genetics, I am interested in developing novel gene and cell therapies.  My role in the Bacchetta-Roncarolo group involves generating gene therapies to treat immune-related diseases.  My project focuses on IPEX syndrome, the prototype genetic autoimmune disease.  I have developed a gene editing strategy for IPEX that uses CRISPR to gene correct FOXP3, the causative gene in IPEX syndrome.  Currently, I am investigating whether this CRISPR strategy is an effective and safe treatment by using in vitro and in vivo models.  The ultimate goal of this project is to gene correct patient hematopoietic stem cells for autologous transplant as a cure for IPEX.


Stanford Fellowships

  • Child Health Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford 
  • Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford



  1. Goodwin, M., Mohan, A., Batra, R., Lee, K.Y., Charizanis, K., Gómez, F.J., Eddarkaoui, S., Sergeant, N., Buée, L., Kimura, T., Clark, H.B., Dalton, J., Takamura, K., Weyn-Vanhentenryck, S.M., Zhang, C., Reid, T., Ranum, L.P, Day, J.W., Swanson, M.S. 2015. MBNL Sequestration by Toxic RNAs and RNA Misprocessing in the Myotonic Dystrophy Brain. Cell Reports. 7:1159-68. PMID: 26257173.
  2. Goodwin, M., Swanson, M.S. 2014. RNA-binding protein misregulation in microsatellite expansion disorders. Adv Exp Med Bio. 825:353-88. PMID: 25201111.
  3. Batra, R., Charizanis, K., Manchanda, M., Mohan, A., Li, M., Finn, D.J., Goodwin, M., Zhang, C., Sobczak, K., Thornton, C.A., Swanson, M.S. 2014. Loss of MBNL Leads to Disruption of Developmentally Regulated Alternative Polyadenylation in RNA-Mediated Disease. Mol Cell. 14:00682-0. PMID: 25263597.
  4. Mohan, A., Goodwin, M., Swanson, M.S. 2014. RNA-protein interactions in unstable microsatellite diseases. Brain Res. (14)00417-X. PMID: 24709120.
  5. Xia G., Santostefano K.E., Goodwin M., Liu J., Subramony S.H., Swanson M.S., Terada N., Ashizawa T. 2013. Generation of neural cells from DM1 induced pluripotent stem cells as cellular model for the study of central nervous system neuropathogenesis. Cell Reprogram. 2:166- 77. PMID: 23550732.
  6. Charizanis K., Lee K.Y., Batra R., Goodwin M., Zhang C., Yuan Y., Shiue L., Cline M., Scotti M.M., Xia G., Kumar A., Ashizawa T., Clark H.B., Kimura T., Takahashi M.P., Fujimura H., Jinnai K., Yoshikawa H., Gomes-Pereira M., Gourdon G., Sakai N., Nishino S., Foster T.C., Ares M. Jr, Darnell R.B., Swanson M.S. 2012. Muscleblind-like 2-mediated alternative splicing in the developing brain and dysregulation in myotonic dystrophy. Neuron. 3:437-50. PMID: 22884328.
  7. Nouzova M., Brockhoff A., Mayoral J.G., Goodwin M., Meyerhof W., Noriega F.G. 2012. Functional characterization of an allatotropin receptor expressed in the corpora allata of mosquitoes. Peptides. 1:201-8. PMID: 21839791.
  8. Mayoral, J.G., Nouzova, M., Brockhoff, A., Goodwin, M., Hernandez-Martinez, S., Richter, D., Meyerhoof, W., Noriega, F.G. 2010. Allatostatin-C receptors in mosquitoes. Peptides. 3:442-50. PMID: 19409436 



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