As summer internships go, Brendan Creemer had more than a passing interest in the subject at hand. Creemer spent much of the summer in the laboratory of Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientists Martha Neuringer, Ph.D., and Trevor McGill, Ph.D., working on a method to improve the ability to use stem cells as a possible treatment for Usher syndrome.
Why is this notable? Creemer has Usher syndrome.
Read the full article to find out more about Creemer's story and what the personal connection means to OHSU scientists.