Emil Kakkis, PhD

Title: CEO & President

Organization: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Bio: Dr. Kakkis is best known for his work developing novel treatments for rare diseases and working on policy issues affecting rare disease treatment development through the EveryLife Foundation. Emil is currently CEO, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, a company with four approved therapies for rare diseases and 20 different disease treatments in development. Dr. Kakkis has received the Roscoe O Brady Award for innovation from the WORLD and the Henri Termeer Visionary Leader Award.

2021 FUTURES: Gene Therapy & Gene Editing Symposium

Information and updates on the gene therapy and gene editing landscape from experts in the field.

**We experienced a technical issue during this session. Please reach out with questions to Futures@CureDuchenne.org if needed.

Beth Belluscio, MD, PhD

Global Clinical Lead, Rare Neurological Disorders


Olivier Danos, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer


Emil Kakkis, PhD

CEO & President

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Michael Kelly, PhD

Chief Scientific Advisor


Alison Mcvie-Wylie, PhD

Vice President, Disease Area Executive, DMD

Vertex Pharmaceutical

Carl Morris, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Solid Biosciences

Eric Olson, PhD

Chief Scientific Advisor

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Matthew Pletcher, PhD

Division Head of Gene Therapy Research & Technical Operations

Astellas Gene Therapies

Deanna Tucker, PharmD

Senior Medical Science Liaison

Sarepta Therapeutics

Genine Winslow, MSc

CEO & President

Chameleon Biosciences