Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCSF

Dr. Paulk’s lab is focused on next-generation AAV gene delivery and gene editing platforms. They are species/disease/organ/tissue/pathway/cell type/gene agnostic, working at the platform level to forge new paths engineering novel ways to make all AAV therapies cheaper, easier and faster. Dr. Paulk has developed gene therapies for numerous rare diseases and cancer, and has applied high-throughput comparative proteomic and epigenomic approaches to uncover fundamental AAV biology. Dr. Paulk sits on the Scientific Advisory Boards for Dyno Tx, CEVEC, Excision Bio, WhiteLab Genomics and Sarepta; Scientific Editorial Boards for the journals Human Gene Therapy and Gene Therapy; and currently sits on the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Translational Science & Product Development Committee. Paulk earned her BS in Medical Microbiology, her PhD in Viral Gene Therapy from Oregon Health & Science University, and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Gene Therapy at Stanford University.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track Chair:
Jane Grogan, Graphite Bio


  • Building Future Precision Care in Qatar
    Session Chair: Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
    - Barbro Friden, Sidra Medicine
    - Ziyad Hijazi, Sidra Medicine
    - Edison Liu, Jackson Labs
  • Advances in Gene & Cell Therapies
    - Peter Nell, Mammoth
    - Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Intellia Tx
    - Amy Simon, Beam Therapeutics
    - Eric Ostertag, Poseida Therapuetics
    - Jane Grogan, Graphite Bio
  • Translating CGT to the Clinic
    Session Chair: Nicole K. Paulk, UCSF
    - Matthew Porteus, Stanford
    - Eric Crombez, Ultragenyx Gene Therapy
    - Peter Francis, 4D Molecular Therapeutics
    - Erandi De Silva, Forge Biologics
    - Patrice Hugo, Q2 Solutions
  • Bioethics & Ethical Implications in Cell and Gene Therapies
    Session Chair: Ilana Yurkiewicz, Stanford University
  • Past, Present and Future of CRISPR Where will CRISPR Take Us and How is the Technology Evolving to Realize its Full Potential
    Session Chair: Janice Chen, Mammoth
    - Fyodor Urnov, UC Berkeley
    - Kiana Aran, Cardea Bio
    - Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Intellia Tx