Affinia Therapeutics Appoints Petra Kaufmann, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce the recruitment of Petra Kaufmann, MD, as Chief Medical Officer for Affinia Therapeutics, a next generation gene therapy company utilizing its proprietary platform to engineer novel vectors and gene therapies for rare and non-rare diseases. Dr. Kaufmann brings to Affinia substantial expertise in neuroscience translational medicine and clinical development from the biopharmaceutical industry, academia, and the National Institutes of Health. She played a leadership role in the development of Zolgensma® for SMA while with AveXis and Novartis Gene Therapies, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Head, Clinical Development, Analytics and Translational Medicine.

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