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Adeline Boettcher

Adeline Boettcher

Adeline Boettcher is a technical writer at Iowa State University and a scientific editor for the Radiological Society of North America. She completed her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular Biology at Iowa State University in 2019 where her work focused on the characterization and development of severe combined immunodeficiency pig biomedical models. She then completed a short-term postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University where she studied immunotherapies for prostate cancer in mouse models.

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We’re creating ‘humanized pigs’ in our ultraclean lab to study human illnesses and treatments

By: and - April 17, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires all new medicines to be tested in animals before use in people. Pigs make better medical research subjects than mice, because they are closer to humans in size, physiology and genetic makeup. In recent years, our team at Iowa State University has found a way to make pigs […]