ROCKVILLE, Md., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- REGENXBIO Inc. (Nasdaq: RGNX), a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company seeking to improve lives through the curative potential of gene therapy based on its proprietary NAV® Technology Platform, today announced the appointment of Alexandra Glucksmann, Ph.D., to its board of directors, effective as of May 25, 2018.
"Dr. Glucksmann has been instrumental to the success of several start-up biotechnology companies over her 25-year career," said Don Hayden, Chairman of REGENXBIO's board of directors. "She has consistently brought deep scientific understanding, strategic insight and operational expertise to her many roles, and we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Glucksmann to our board."
Currently, Dr. Glucksmann holds the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Cedilla Therapeutics. Previously, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Third Rock Ventures where she focused on company formation. Before that, she was a founding employee and the Chief Operating Officer at Editas Medicine. She was also a founding employee and Senior Vice President of research and business operations at Cerulean Pharma. She began her career at Millennium Pharmaceuticals as a research scientist and held roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in the role of Vice President of platform technology groups, prior to transitioning into a senior position in strategic program management and operations.
"REGENXBIO is an engine for discovery across the entire gene therapy field, with its own robust clinical development pipeline and multiple licensing agreements with other leading companies," said Dr. Glucksmann. "The potential for the company's NAV Technology Platform is remarkable. It is an exciting time to be joining this dynamic team."
Dr. Glucksmann earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Chicago and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About REGENXBIO Inc.
REGENXBIO is a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company seeking to improve lives through the curative potential of gene therapy. REGENXBIO's NAV Technology Platform, a proprietary adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene delivery platform, consists of exclusive rights to more than 100 novel AAV vectors, including AAV7, AAV8, AAV9 and AAVrh10. REGENXBIO and its third-party NAV Technology Platform Licensees are applying the NAV Technology Platform in the development of a broad pipeline of candidates in multiple therapeutic areas.
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