James McArthur, PhD

Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Organization: PepGen

Bio: James has 25+ years of industry experience, has cofounded 5 biotechnology companies, 3 of which were acquired and been a director of two companies that went public. He was founding CEO of Imara, a public company developing therapies for sickle cell disease and b-thallasemia, co-founder and President of R&D of Cydan a rare disease accelerator and founding CSO of Synovex/Adheron, a rheumatology therapy company acquired by Roche. Prior to these companies, James held senior research leadership roles in several pioneering gene and stem cell therapy companies. He is a Venture Partner at RA Capital and was an entrepreneur in residence at HealthCare Ventures. James was a post-doctoral fellow at MIT and UC Berkeley working with Drs. David Raulet and Nobel Laureate James Allison, before which, he received his PhD in molecular oncology and BSc in biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal

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