– USA, DE – Incyte (Nasdaq: INCY) today announced the appointment of Katherine High, M.D., as a new member of the Board of Directors, effective March 25, 2020.
“We are delighted to announce that Kathy is joining the Incyte Board of Directors. Her scientific expertise and extensive leadership experience will support and enhance Incyte’s continued growth,” said Hervé Hoppenot, CEO.
About Dr Kathy High
From 2014 to 2020, Dr. High held several key executive positions at Spark Therapeutics, Inc., a gene therapy company, including President, Head of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer. Prior to joining Spark, Dr. High was a Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Additionally, from 2004 to 2014, Dr. High served as the Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. High served a five-year term on the FDA Advisory Committee on Cell, Tissue and Gene Therapies, and was a past president of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy.
“This is an exciting time to be joining Incyte – with the potential for three new product approvals this year, the Company’s discovery, development and strategic focus continue to drive the delivery of innovative solutions for patients in need,” said Dr. High. “I look forward to joining what is already an immensely talented and diverse team.”
She received her A.B. in chemistry from Harvard University, an M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, a business certification from the University of North Carolina Business School Management Institute for Hospital Administrators and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Incyte is a Wilmington, Delaware-based, global biopharmaceutical company focused on finding solutions for serious unmet medical needs through the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics.
For more information: https://www.incyte.com
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