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WIB-Capital Region Presents "Hot Topics – Gene Therapy" October 11, 2017
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When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
Where: University of Maryland BioPark
801 W Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD  21201
United States
Contact: WIB-Capital Region

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Gene therapy is at the forefront of preventative and therapeutic technologies targeting diseases that have no other cures. Join us as two leading gene therapy experts, Drs. Karen Kozarsky and Lynne Fahey McGrath, discuss different types of gene therapy, advanced programs, and the associated unique regulatory challenges.


Speaker Biographies

Karen Kozarsky, Ph.D. is a consultant in gene therapy and President of Vector BioPartners. Most recently, she was Vice President of Research and Development at REGENXBIO Inc. where she was responsible for development of therapeutic programs utilizing adeno-associated virus (AAV) therapeutics for rare, inherited disease as well as acquired diseases. Previously, she headed the Gene Therapy group in the Biopharmaceuticals R&D Unit at GlaxoSmithKline, and worked at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan. Dr. Kozarsky received a Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Biology from Amherst College.

Lynne Fahey McGrath, MPH, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at REGENXBIO, Inc. Prior to joining REGENXBIO in 2015, Dr. McGrath spent 10 years at Novartis Oncology managing global strategy for multiple development teams and as U.S. Head of Regulatory Affairs, where she directed the strategy for accelerated approval of multiple drugs including those for rare diseases worldwide. Prior to Novartis, Dr. McGrath spent over 15 years leading regulatory teams developing global products for oncology and rare genetic diseases. Dr. McGrath holds a Ph.D. and an M.P.H. in public health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Connecticut.


Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.



  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.           Hors d’oeuvres
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.           Presentations: Gene Therapy Overview – Dr. Karen Kozarsky and Unique Regulatory Challenges in Gene Therapy – Dr. Lynn Fahey McGrath
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.           Audience questions and Discussion


Pricing Information


  • Early Bird Pricing through October 6, 2017: $20
  • Regular Pricing after October 6, 2017: $30


  • Early Bird Pricing through October 6, 2017: $50
  • Regular Pricing after October 6, 2017: $60


Special Pricing for Guests

When registering, members can register guests at member price.


Event Date/Time

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST


Parking Information

  • Parking Garage at 1 North Poppleton Street (at the corner of W. Baltimore and Poppleton Streets), Baltimore MD 21201
  • Street parking available


Maximum Capacity




University of Maryland BioPark

801 W Baltimore St.

Baltimore, MD 21201


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