Nathan Yozwiak was a Project Manager and Associate Director in the lab from 2013 to 2018. He helped manage research projects during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, including presenting his findings to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health during the initial months of the epidemic. He presented work on data sharing during outbreaks at the WHO. Nathan was instrumental in establishing the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) with World Bank support at Redeemer’s University in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. Locally, Nathan also lead a genomics training for public health practitioners and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health with CDC funding.
Nathan is now the Senior Director of Viral Genomics at Ring Therapeutics. He leads the genomics research team at a 50-person biotech start-up, an early stage gene therapy venture. Stemming form his curiosity about the biotech world, Nathan sought this opportunity to learn what it takes to lead a research team and grow a small startup. He has had the privilege to build and direct the genomics research group, a Flagship-back venture that is repurposing anelloviruses as genetic medicines. It has been a fascinating glimpse scientifically into an understudied virus, with a goal to directly translate his findings, all while navigating the rapidly changing gene therapy industry space. Check out more of Nathan’s work at Ring Therapeutics here.
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