Our Team

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Working together to prevent blindness

Odylia Therapeutics is a 501(c)(3) corporation combining the expertise and experience of our founders, board members, and partner organizations to fill a unique void in moving ultra-rare inherited retinal diseases from science to humans. Our organization focuses on those diseases that would typically have limited commercial appeal and would be neglected, even though the science is available to make significant progress.

Board of Directors

Luk H. Vandenberghe, Ph.D. of Odylia Therapeutics profile picture

Luk Vandenberghe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Scott Dorfman, CEO and co-founder of Odylia Therapeutics

Scott Dorfman, B.B.A.
CEO, Odylia Therapeutics

Mathew Pletcher, PhD. Assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, Director Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center Massachusetts Eye and Ear profile picture

Matthew Pletcher, Ph.D.
RDH12 Fund for Sight

Alberto Auricchio, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medical Genetics at Federico II University Napoli and Principal Investigator, TIGEM

Alberto Auricchio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Genetics
“Federico II” University Napoli
Principal Investigator, TIGEM

Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Board of Advisors

Eric A. Pierce, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Inherited Retinal Disorders Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Eric Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Ocular Genomics Institute
Harvard Medical School
Director, Inherited Retinal Disorders Services
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

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Joy Cavagnaro, Ph.D.
President, Access Bio

Alan M. Spiro, JD, PhD profile picture

Alan Spiro, B.A., Ph.D., J.D.
Retired Intellectual Property Attorney
Partner, ExSight Ventures

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Junwei Sun, M.S., M.B.A.
Chief Administrator, CAROT
University of Pennsylvania

Founding Members

Luk H. Vandenberghe, Ph.D. of Odylia Therapeutics profile picture

Luk Vandenberghe

Eric A. Pierce, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Inherited Retinal Disorders Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Eric Pierce

Scott Dorfman, CEO and co-founder of Odylia Therapeutics

Scott Dorfman

John Fernandez, President of Massachusetts Eye and Ear

John Fernandez, M.S.
President and CEO,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Joan W. Miller, M.D., Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital

Joan Miller, M.D.
Chief of Ophthalmology,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Associates

Harrison Brown, PhD., B.B.A. Vice president and chief science officer Odylia Therapeutics profile picture

Harrison Brown, Ph.D., B.B.A.
Vice President and Chief Science Officer,
Odylia Therapeutics

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