Tony Ho, M.D.Executive Vice President, Research and Development at CRISPR Therapeutics
Dr. Ho, M.D. has nearly 20-years of comprehensive R&D experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, Research and Development at CRISPR Therapeutics, where he leads R&D efforts across all product phases, including discovery, early and late-stage clinical development and regulation. Prior to joining CRIPSR, Dr. Ho held several roles of increasing seniority at AstraZeneca, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President and Head of Oncology Integration and Innovation. At AstraZeneca, he led the development and commercialization of two key drugs: LYNPARZA, a PARP inhibitor for ovarian cancer, and IMFINZI, a PD-L1 inhibitor and AstraZeneca’s first immuno-oncology drug for bladder cancer. Before that, Dr. Ho was the Neurology and Ophthalmology Clinical Section Head at Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., and led multiple development programs, including the approval of Maxalt for pediatric migraine and Zioptan for glaucoma. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Neuronyx, a regenerative medicine company. Dr. Ho also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Engrail Therapeutics and is an adjunct Associate Professor at both the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University. He earned his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.