• Scientific Advisory Board

James M. Wilson, MD, Ph.D

Dr. Wilson is a Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he has led an effort to develop the field of gene therapy.


Dr. Wilson’s research career spanning over 40 years has focused on rare diseases and ways to treat them by gene therapy. Dr. Wilson has published over 600 papers and is named on more than 1200 patents worldwide. The Wilson lab identified a new type of vector based on novel isolates of adeno-associated viruses which have become best in class for gene therapy. More recently Dr. Wilson’s laboratory has focused on improved vectors for gene therapy and clinical applications of genome editing and mRNA therapy. In addition, Dr. Wilson is a co-founder of multiple biotech companies and organizations devoted to biomedical innovation.

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