Education and Training
MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine, Clinical Scientist Pathway - Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Human Genetics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Fellow, Human Genetics Fellowship Program
Departments and Services
Sochor MA*, Vasireddy V*, Drivas TG*, Wojno A, Doung T, Shpylchak I, Bennicelli J, Chung D, Bennet J, Lewis M. (2015). An autogenously regulated expression system for gene therapeutic ocular applications. Sci Rep 5:17105
Drivas TG*, Wojno AP*, Tucker B, Stone E, Bennet J. (2015). Basal exon skipping and genetic pleiotropy: a predictive model of disease pathogenesis. Sci Transl Med 7(291):291-97.
Drivas TG, Bennett J. (2014). CEP290 and the Primary Cilium. Adv Exp Med Biol 801: 519-25
Drivas TG, Holzbaur EL, Bennett J. (2013). Disruption of CEP290 microtubule/membrane-binding domains causesretinal degeneration. J Clin Invest 123(10):4525-39.
Drivas TG and Bennett J. (2012) The bionic retina: a small molecule with big potential for visual restoration. Neuron 75(2):185-7.
Prosser DC, Drivas TG, Maldonado-Báez L, and Wendland B. (2011). Rho1 and the formin Bni1 mediate an Arp2/3-and clathrin-independent endocytic pathway. J Cell Biol 195:657-71.
Maldonado-Báez L, Dores MR, Perkins EM, Drivas TG, Hicke L, and Wendland B. (2008). Interaction between Epsin/Yap180 Adaptors and the Scaffolds Ede1/Pan1 Is Required for Endocytosis. Mol Biol Cell 19:2936-2948
King MC, Drivas TG, Blobel G. (2008). A network of nuclear envelope membrane proteins linking centromeres to microtubules. Cell 134:427-438
Awards and Honors
Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation
NIH F30 Individual NRSA Fellowship
Stuart L. Fine Ophthalmology Medical Student Research Prize
Travel Award, American Society for Gene and Cellular Therapies 16th Annual Meeting
Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration
Graduate Scholarship, Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia
Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship
High School Scientific Essay Award
Semifinalist, NYC Science and Engineering Fair
Patient Experience Ratings
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