Adverum Biotechnologies (Nasdaq: ADVM), a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases, has added Richard Beckman, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer.

Most recently, Richard served as the CMO at ReNeuron, Inc., where he oversaw clinical development for pipeline candidates including its human retinal progenitor cell therapy program in retinitis pigmentosa. Prior to ReNeuron, he served as CMO at several companies including Clearside Biomedical, Inc., Unilife, Inc., Ophthotech, and Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and at the latter two led clinical development programs in wet age-related macular degeneration.

Richard earned his undergraduate and medical degrees in the Integrated Premedical-Medical Program at the University of Michigan. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a glaucoma fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an affiliate hospital of Harvard Medical School.

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