Cartesian Therapeutics, a US clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering RNA cell therapy in and beyond oncology, have appointed five new experts to its board of advisors.
Founded in 2016, the company has a growing pipeline for autoimmune, respiratory, and inflammatory diseases.
The new Senior Advisors are as follows:
Bruce D. Levy, M.D., Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Levy's research aims to identify new pathways to resolve pulmonary inflammation, infection or injury through the roles of naturally derived, specialized pro-resolving mediators, and to translate these findings to the pathobiology of important airway diseases.
Peter Libby, M.D., Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Cardiovascular Specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Libby's research focuses on vascular biology and the role of inflammation in atherosclerosis, where he has published extensively on the messengers created by the body that may produce arterial plaque and blockages.
Michael A. Matthay, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and Senior Associate at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, and Associate Director of the Intensive Care Unit at UCSF. Dr. Matthay's research probes the pathophysiology of acute lung injury and pulmonary edema, and he has published extensively on respiratory disease and treatments such as with human mesenchymal stem cells. He has also led many NIH and non-NIH clinical trials in ARDS and sepsis over the last 25 years and COVID-19 over the last two years.
Tahseen Mozaffar, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Director of the Neuromuscular Division within the Department of Neurology at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Mozaffar's research interests are in rare and ultra-rare myopathies and characterization of their natural history and myopathology, including gMG.
David S. Wilkes, M.D., is Dean Emeritus, University of Virginia School of Medicine, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Wilkes is also the founder of ImmuneWorks, a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for immune-mediated lung diseases.