President and Head of R&D, Spark Therapeutics

Dr. Katherine A. High

Dr. High has served on our Board of Directors since June 2019. Dr. High is a co-founder of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. and has served as its President and a member of its Board of Directors since September 2014 and has served as its Head of Research & Development since September 2017. From 2004 to 2014, Dr. High was a Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, an Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed a five-year term from 2000 to 2005 on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Cell, Tissue and Gene Therapies and is a past president of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy. Dr. High holds an A.B. in chemistry from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, a business certification from the University of North Carolina Business School Management Institute for Hospital Administrators and an honorary M.A. from The University of Pennsylvania.

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