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Asuka Eguchi, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow working with Helen Blau, PhD at Stanford University. Her interests lie in understanding how cells sense and respond to genotoxic stress. Currently, she is developing therapeutic strategies to combat heart failure in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dr. Eguchi received her BS in Biology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. As a graduate student, she developed an Artificial Transcription Factor library to interrogate transcriptional networks that control cell fate decisions under the mentorship of Aseem Ansari, PhD. During her postdoctoral research, she discovered that a telomere binding protein can rescue disease phenotypes of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in cardiomyocytes differentiated from patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Eguchi is also developing gene therapies that address heart failure in Duchenne and Becker patients. She is a recipient of the Translational Research and Applied Medicine Award and an American Heart Association fellow.