Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Co-founder, President & CEO, Scribe Therapeutics

Benjamin L. Oakes, PhD, is Co-founder, President, and CEO at Scribe Therapeutics, a molecular engineering company focused on creating best-in-class CRISPR-based therapies that permanently treat the underlying cause of disease. He has contributed to over 35 publications and patent applications across synthetic biology, molecular engineering, CRISPR, and zinc finger-based genetic modification. Dr. Oakes has been named to the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40, Endpoints 20 Under 40 in Biopharma, Business Insider 30 Under 40 Transforming Healthcare, and the Biocom Life Sciences Catalyst Awards. Prior to his PhD Dr. Oakes received his B.A. in the fields of Philosophy and Neurobiology and worked as a researcher applying unbiased, combinatorial evolution methods to build tens of thousands of “version one” genome editing tools, providing an open source framework for scientists and medical professionals to modify the genome.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 1 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-3.00 P.M.

Track Co-Chairs:
Yael Weiss, Mahzi
Peter Marks, FDA

  • Welcome and Opening by Track Chairs: Yael Weiss, Mahzi & Peter Marks, FDA
  • Patient Driven Therapies: The Challenges and Successes (PANEL)
    Chair: Yael Weiss, Mahzi
    - Allyson Berent, Angelman Foundation
    - Terry Pirovolakis, CureSPG50
  • From Bench to Bedside - Biomarkers, Natural History Studies, Animal Models (PANEL)
    Chair: Peter Marks, FDA
    - Emil Kakkis, Ultragenyx
    - Alysson Muotri, UCSD
    - Nasha Fitter, Invitae
  • Commercialization - Moving from Rare to Common (PANEL)
    Chair: John Maraganore, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
    - Shankar Ramaswamy, Kriya
    - Rahul Singhvi, Resilience
    - Andrew Lo, MIT
    - Mark Harrison, University of British Colombia
  • Future Modalities (PANEL)
    Chair: Shannon Muir, CIAPM
    - Nadav Ahituv, UCSF
    - Amber Salzman, Epic Bio
    - Ben Oakes, Scribe Therapeutics
  • Bioethics & Ethical Implications in Cell and Gene Therapies
    - Hank Greely, Stanford
    - Hana El-Samad, UCSF