Alison is our Director of Biology. Her role includes responsibilities as a Program lead and a Biology lead for preclinical programs. Alison previously worked at Blueprint Medicines for 8+ years, her role progressing from a Senior Scientist supporting the bench biology needs of multiple preclinical programs to a Principal Scientist and Biology lead on multiple preclinical and clinical stage programs. Alison’s contributions at Blueprint resulted in 4 clinical development candidates, four IND submissions and approvals, one out-licensed asset, two NDA and two MAA submissions and three market approvals (2 US, 1 Europe). Prior to her work in biotech, Alison was a Research Assistant Professor in the Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department at the Tufts University School of Medicine, where she studied the virulence mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria. Alison obtained her PhD in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her BA in Biotechnology from Drexel University.