Gabriel M. Cohn, M.D., M.B.A.
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Cohn brings to Homology a unique blend of more than twenty years of clinical development experience focused primarily in rare genetic diseases, as well as an academic career focused on reproductive and cancer genetics. Prior to Homology, Dr. Cohn was Vice President, Clinical Development Lead at AVROBIO, Inc., where he led the clinical development for the Gaucher disease and Pompe disease gene therapy programs, providing medical leadership for protocol design, regulatory filings and FDA interactions, global clinical trial site identification and initiation, and investigator interactions. His additional genetic disease experience included positions of increasing responsibility at Shire Plc, including Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT), where he most recently held the position of Senior Medical Director, Clinical Sciences, providing strategic medical, scientific and technical expertise and leadership for potential business development opportunities. Before that, he was the interim Global Franchise Medical Lead, Gaucher Disease, focused on developing the franchise strategy, and earlier on served as Medical Director, North America, driving the medical affairs strategy and support for the transition of VPRIV, an enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher disease type 1, from clinical development through to U.S. launch. Prior to joining industry, Dr. Cohn served as the Chief, Division of Clinical and Reproductive Genetics and Medical Director, Genetic Services at Baystate Medical Center and as Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine where he won numerous teaching awards. He began his academic career as the Director, Reproductive Genetics at SUNY Health Science Center (HSC) at Syracuse (now Upstate). Dr. Cohn is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG), a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), author on over 40 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and review articles, and over 70 published abstracts and presentations. He maintains his medical license in Massachusetts. Dr. Cohn has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brooklyn College, a Doctorate of Medicine from SUNY HSC at Syracuse School of Medicine and an M.B.A. from University of Massachusetts Amherst. He completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at SUNY HSC at Syracuse and a fellowship in Medical Genetics at the National Institutes of Health.