Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Occam Places Ryan Kelly as Chief Communications Officer at Recursion

Recursion Pharmaceuticals (RXRX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company industrializing drug discovery by decoding biology has added Ryan Kelly as Chief Communications Officer where he will be responsible for external and internal communications. Mr. Kelly previously served as Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications at Virgin Hyperloop where he supported commercializing the company’s technology through global strategic communication campaigns. SEE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

Occam Places Kali Stasi as SVP Clinical Development at Tenpoint Therapeutics

Tenpoint Therapeutics, a clinical-stage cell therapy targeting unmet needs in ocular diseases, has added Kali Stasi, M.D., Ph.D., as its Senior Vice President of Clinical Development.

Previously, Kali served as a Translational Medicine Director at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, where she served as a clinical development leader for cell & gene therapy products programs pertaining to front- and back-of-the-eye indications. Prior to Novartis, Kali served as a professor & researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kali Stasi earned her M.D. and Ph.D from the University of Patras, in Greece. She completed residencies at The Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

 

Occam Places Rabia Gurses Ozden as Board Member at Adverum

Occam is pleased to announce that Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADVM), a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases, has appointed Rabia Gurses Ozden, M.D. to its Board of Directors.

Rabia currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development at Ocular Therapeutix, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye. Prior to joining Ocular Therapeutix, Rabia served as the Chief Development Officer at Akouos, leveraging their adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy platform to advance precision therapies for forms of sensorineural hearing loss. Prior to joining Akouos, Rabia served as the Chief Medical Officer at Nightstar Therapeutics, an ocular gene therapy company focused on AAV treatments for inherited retinal diseases, which was acquired by Biogen in 2019. Additionally, Rabia has held leadership positions at Applied Genetic Technologies and GlaxoSmithKline, while spending her early career in clinical development roles. Rabia earned her M.D. from Hacettepe University School of Medicine, completed her ophthalmology residency at Ankara University School of Medicine, and her clinical fellowship in Glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Occam Places Craig Thompson as CEO at Cerevance

Cerevance, a private, clinical-stage drug discovery and development company focused on central nervous system diseases, has brought on Craig Thompson as Chief Executive Officer. Craig brings over 25 years of commercial and marketing leadership experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to the company.

Craig recently served as President and CEO at Neurana Pharmaceuticals, a private company focused on the treatment of neuromuscular conditions. Prior to Neurana, he served as President and CEO of Anthera Pharmaceuticals, and before that, as Chief Operating Officer of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the marketing, access, reimbursement and sales strategy, as well as business development and commercial manufacturing. Prior to Tetraphase, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Trius Therapeutics, which was acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals for more than $700 million. Earlier in his career, Craig served in various commercial and marketing roles of increasing responsibility at Pfizer and Merck. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. See Full Press Release HERE

Occam Places Steve Staben as CSO at Lycia Therapeutics

Lycia Therapeutics, Inc., a leader in extracellular protein degradation has appointed Steve Staben, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer. Prior to joining Lycia, Dr. Staben spent over 14 years at Genentech leading drug discovery programs in oncology and immunology as well as new modality platforms.

Steve has coauthored over 70 peerreviewed articles and patent applications and holds his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

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CEO | Recursion Pharmaceuticals

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