Eric Ostertag, M.D., Ph.D., is founder and Executive Chairman of Poseida Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing proprietary genetic engineering platform technologies to create cell and gene therapeutics with the capacity to cure. A pioneer in cell and gene therapies, Dr. Ostertag was the first graduate of the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received both his Ph.D. in molecular biology and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his B.S. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From there he went on to found and lead multiple biotechnology companies, including Poseida Therapeutics in 2015 and Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Poseida’s parent company and an early leader in the development of gene-engineering technologies. Dr. Ostertag served as Poseida’s CEO for seven years before transitioning to the role of Executive Chairman in February 2022.
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