Dr. Josh Lehrer is CEO of Graphite Bio, where he bridges his clinical background as a practicing physician with decades of experience at global biopharmaceutical companies leading businesses and high-functioning teams across all stages of drug development. Before joining Graphite Bio, he was CMO of Global Blood Therapeutics, served in leadership roles at Genentech in clinical development and business development, and held attending physician roles at Stanford University Medical Center and the Palo Alto Veteran’s Affairs Health System. Dr. Lehrer earned his Doctor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine and completed his residency at UCSF in internal medicine. He holds an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and a Master of Philosophy in Biological Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Lehrer served as a clinical and postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University and attended the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The last 10 years have been a breakout decade for CRISPR across research and medicine, and the next decade holds the potential for CRISPR to cure the underlying cause of genetic disease. This session will discuss the latest breakthroughs in the field and address the challenges that need to be overcome to deliver on the promise of CRISPR.