Editas Medicine Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with Appointment of Linda C. Burkly, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer
“Earlier this year, we shared our vision to be a leader in programable in vivo gene editing, and I couldn’t be happier that Linda is joining Editas to help make this vision a reality. Linda has an outstanding track record of inventing or contributing to the foundations of multiple approved medicines and late-stage clinical candidates. Specifically, during her career, she has invented or contributed to two approved medicines and one late-stage asset, and she has initiated or advanced projects along the pipeline, delivering multiple other candidates to development,” said Gilmore O’Neill, M.B.,
“With our new strategy and target selection criteria, we have a distinctive opportunity to build the Editas pipeline with a focus on gene editing medicines that will substantially differentiate from the current standard of care for serious diseases and ensure our targets maximize the probability of technical, regulatory, and commercial success. I am eager to lead the incredible team of scientists at Editas to reach this goal together for patients and all of our stakeholders,” said
Prior to joining Editas,
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