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Carole Ho appointed as CMO and Development Head at Denali

Denali Therapeutics, a San Francisco based biotechnology company focused on developing effective therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that Carole Ho, M.D., has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer and Head of Development. In this role, Dr. Ho will lead the translational and clinical development activities at Denali and serve on the Executive Leadership Team.

Dr. Ho most recently served as Vice President of Early Clinical Development at Genentech, where she headed the early clinical development for all indications outside of oncology. She brings more than a decade of experience in drug development across multiple therapeutic areas including neurology.

“Carole is an outstanding neurologist and physician scientist with a excellent track record of industry leadership,” said Dr. Ryan Watts, Co-Founder, Acting CEO and CSO of Denali. “Carole brings extensive clinical development expertise to Denali and shares our dedication to discover and develop effective therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.”

It is good to see another senior woman executive landing a C-suite job in biotech. For more on the current gender executive landscape, you can read our whitepapers. (The X&Y of Biotechnology Leadership, and also Investing in Biotechnology Management). #InvestinBioMgt

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