Editas Medicine Chief Scientific Officer Charles Albright Retires


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Editas Medicine, Inc. (Nasdaq: EDIT), a leading genome editing company, today announced that its Chief Scientific Officer, Charles Albright, Ph.D., is stepping down from the Company on January 15 to pursue another opportunity. A search is underway to find a successor to Dr. Albright.

“On behalf of the entire Editas team, I sincerely thank Charlie for his many contributions in pioneering the field of genomic medicine. Charlie has been instrumental in building our scientific organization, defining our programs, and advancing our pipeline. We wish him all the best as he pursues his new role,” said Cindy Collins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Editas Medicine.

“I have greatly enjoyed working alongside the extremely talented team here at Editas Medicine. Together, we advanced the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing system into a pipeline of experimental medicines,” said Dr. Albright. “I look forward to watching Editas Medicine’s successes continue in the future, developing many transformative medicines for people in great need.”

About Editas Medicine
As a leading genome editing company, Editas Medicine is focused on translating the power and potential of the CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cas12a (also known as Cpf1) genome editing systems into a robust pipeline of treatments for people living with serious diseases around the world. Editas Medicine aims to discover, develop, manufacture, and commercialize transformative, durable, precision genomic medicines for a broad class of diseases. For the latest information and scientific presentations, please visit www.editasmedicine.com

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