Holly Kordasiewicz, Ph.D.Vice President Neurology Research at Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Holly Kordasiewicz is Vice President of Neurology Research at Ionis Pharmaceuticals, a company that specializes in RNA therapeutics. Dr. Kordasiewicz leads the neurology research team focused on identifying antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics for currently untreatable neurological diseases, including drugs now in clinical trials for ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Kordasiewicz joined Ionis 10 years ago after completing her post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Don Cleveland at the University of California at San Diego where she worked to developing therapies for Huntington’s disease. Dr. Kordasiewicz began her work on understanding neurological diseases at the University of Minnesota, where she received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience.