GSK R&D vet Russo jumps to Genenta, takes a lead role in developing a new gene therapy
GSK vet Carlo Russo is joining up with some of his former gene therapy colleagues, taking the chief medical officer’s role at Milan-based Genenta Science.
Russo is coming over directly from Adverum, but earlier worked at GSK as head of R&D for their rare disease unit. Russo and Genenta co-founder Luigi Naldini had crossed paths before at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, a pioneer in gene therapy. A collaboration between San Raffaele and GSK led to the approval of Strimvelis last year, which is looking to become used in Europe for a rare disease called ADA-SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency.)
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