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Salk Institute for Biological Studies

March 2014 - October 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher

Salk Institute Laboratory of Genetics

June 2013 - March 2014

Research Technician and Laboratory Manager

Children's Hospital Boston

June 2005 - August 2007


Ph.D. (Biomedical Science)

University of California San Diego

September 2007 - June 2013

B.S. (Biological Chemistry)

Bates College

September 2001 - June 2005

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Leah Boyer, Xinde Zheng, Mingji Jin, Jerome Mertens, Yongsung Kim, Li Ma, Michael Hamm, Fred H Gage, Tony Hunter(2016). Metabolic reprogramming during neuronal differentiation from aerobic glycolysis to neuronal oxidative phosphorylation . {eLife}. 5. {eLife} Sciences Organisation, Ltd.
Leah Boyer, Xinde Zheng, Mingji Jin, Yongsung Kim, Weiwei Fan, Cedric Bardy, Travis Berggren, Ronald M Evans, Fred H Gage, Tony Hunter(2016). Alleviation of neuronal energy deficiency by {mTOR} inhibition as a treatment for mitochondria-related neurodegeneration . {eLife}. 5. {eLife} Sciences Organisation, Ltd.
Jacky Chung, Sheila A. Anderson, Babette Gwynn, Kathryn M. Deck, Michael J. Chen, Nathaniel B. Langer, George C. Shaw, Nicholas C. Huston, Leah F. Boyer, Sumon Datta, et al.(2014). Iron Regulatory Protein-1 Protects against Mitoferrin-1-deficient Porphyria . Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289. (11). p. 7835--7843. American Society for Biochemistry {\&} Molecular Biology ({ASBMB})
Leah Boyer, David Vilchez, Margaret Lutz, Carsten Merkwirth, Ianessa Morantte, Chris Tse, Brian Spencer, Lesley Page, Eliezer Masliah, William Travis Berggren, et al.(2013). {FOXO}4 is necessary for neural differentiation of human embryonic stem cells . Aging Cell. 12. (3). p. 518--522. Wiley-Blackwell
Leah Boyer, David Vilchez, Ianessa Morantte, Margaret Lutz, Carsten Merkwirth, Derek Joyce, Brian Spencer, Lesley Page, Eliezer Masliah, W. Travis Berggren, et al.(2012). Increased proteasome activity in human embryonic stem cells is regulated by {PSMD}11 . Nature. 489. (7415). p. 304--308. Springer Nature
Leah Boyer, Kaoru Saijo, Beate Winner, Christian T. Carson, Jana G. Collier, Michael G. Rosenfeld, Fred H. Gage, Christopher K. Glass(2009). A Nurr1/{CoREST} Pathway in Microglia and Astrocytes Protects Dopaminergic Neurons from Inflammation-Induced Death . Cell. 137. (1). p. 47--59. Elsevier {BV}
Paul H Lerou, Akiko Yabuuchi, Hongguang Huo, Justine D Miller, Leah F Boyer, Thorsten M Schlaeger, George Q Daley(2008). Derivation and maintenance of human embryonic stem cells from poor-quality in vitro fertilization embryos . Nature Protocols. 3. (5). p. 923--933. Springer Nature
Leah F. Boyer, Benjamin Campbell, Samantha Larkin, Yanling Mu, Fred H. Gage (2012). Dopaminergic Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Cells . Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology.