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Brian Kaspar, PhD

Center for Gene Therapy, Nationwide Children's Hospital Ohio

Dr. Brian K. Kaspar is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Avexis, a gene therapy-based biotech company that was recently acquired by Novartis for $8.7 billion dollars. He has been a principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Neuroscience at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Kaspar was named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has published more than 100 scientific articles. He received his PhD in molecular pathology from UC San Diego and did his postdoctoral work on neuroscience and gene therapy at the Salk Institute.  Dr. Kaspar founded two biotech companies (Avexis and Milo) working on gene therapy.

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