Kenton Woodard, PhD

  • Director, Preclinical Vector Production

“The ability to use a virus as a vector to deliver DNA offers a profound advancement for both basic science and clinical applications. I enjoy being part of a group that is working together to push that advancement even further.”

Kenton Woodard received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ursinus College and a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of North Carolina. His research focused on engineering Adeno-associated viral vectors for enhanced transduction in neurological and ophthalmological tissues. Kenton joined the University of Pennsylvania’s Gene Therapy Program (GTP) in 2018 as an Associate Director in the pre-clinical Vector Core. His role is to facilitate the collaboration of the Core with external organizations and consortiums while helping the Core achieve its mission of providing AAV to the global research community.