Occam Continues to Serve the Gene Therapy/Gene Editing Space, Recruiting Wes Miller as CMO of Epic Bio
Epic Bio is a biotechnology company developing therapies to modulate gene expression using compact, non-cutting dCasproteins. The company's technology originated in the Stanford lab of scientific founder Lei Stanley Qi, a leading CRISPR pioneer and student of Jennifer Doudna. Wes Miller joins as Epic Bio prepares to initiate a first-in-human study of its lead candidate in early 2024.
Wes brings over two decades of combined clinical practice and biopharmaceutical industry experience to the Chief Medical Officer position. As an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, Wes' research and clinical interests included using BMT and gene-modified cell therapies for patients with life-threatening and life-limiting heritable metabolic and storage diseases. He then held roles of increasing responsibility at Sangamo Therapeutics, Astellas Gene Therapies, and, most recently, Graphite Bio.
Wes trained in pediatric hematology and oncology at Emory University and pediatric blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy at the University of Minnesota. He received his M.D. from Louisiana StateUniversity and his B.S. in chemistry from Stanford University.
Occam previously worked with Dr. Qi and Horizons Ventures on the placement of Epic Bio's CEO, Amber Salzman.
About Occam Global
Occam Global is an executive recruiting and leadership advisory firm with specialties across technological fields including Biotech, TechBio, AI-ML, Cell/Gene Therapy, Diagnostics/Genomics, Medical Devices, Research Tools, Digital Health, Alternative Energy, AgTech, EdTech, Robotics as well as adjacencies within Venture Capital and Private Equity. Occam helps build leadership teams that meet the demands of the rapidly developing, competitive, and challenging industries it serves. Occam Global recruits leading C-Suite executives and board members for the most exciting and innovative clients across the world with a specific focus on the UK, Continental Europe, the US, and Asia.