Homology Medicines Announces Appointment of Gabriel M. Cohn, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer
- Experienced Clinical Geneticist with Track Record in Rare Disease Drug Development Joins Homology’s Senior Management -
“Gabe’s expertise in the clinical development of rare disease treatments, including gene therapies and enzyme replacement therapies, comes to Homology at a time when we are advancing our gene therapy trial for adults with PKU,” stated
Dr. Cohn brings to Homology a unique blend of more than twenty years of clinical development experience focused primarily in rare genetic diseases, as well as an academic career focused on reproductive and cancer genetics. Prior to Homology, Dr. Cohn was Vice President, Clinical Development Lead at
“I have spent my career focused on helping patients, and I am excited to work with the Homology team, many of whom I have worked with before to develop treatments that make a difference in the lives of patients and their families,” stated Dr. Cohn. “I am a strong believer in the potential of Homology’s dual gene therapy and gene editing platform to change the course of rare genetic disease by advancing new treatments and ultimately cures, and I look forward to progressing our clinical pipeline to address the unmet needs of patients.”
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