BERKELEY, Calif.--Caribou Biosciences, Inc., a leading CRISPR genome editing company, today announced the appointment of Cherry Thomas, MD, as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development. In this newly created position, Dr. Thomas will serve as Caribou’s clinical leader and oversee the advancement of the Company’s first allogeneic CAR-T cell therapy candidate, expected to start clinical trials later this year.
In the News
Harnessing Type I CRISPR–Cas systems for genome engineering in human cells
Using a FokI fusion design, we show that Type I CRISPR-Cas systems can be expressed, reconstituted, and faithfully trafficked to the nucleus for genome engineering in human cells.
This Scientist Turned CEO Wants to Gene-Edit a Way to Cure Cancer
In a fashionable fitted blazer, Rachel Haurwitz looks the part of a polished executive when she meets me in the largest conference room of her company, Caribou Biosciences. She’s sharp and tactical as she speaks, even though it was just a few years ago that Haurwitz traded her lab coat for a tailored suit and stepped up to lead a staff of 46 as Caribou’s CEO.