People: CRISPR Therapeutics AG (CRSP.OQ)
20 Aug 2019
Dr. Tony Ho serves as Head of Research and Development at CRISPR Therapeutics Ltd. He was previously Senior Vice President and Head of Oncology Integration and Innovation at AstraZeneca. During his tenure at AstraZeneca, he oversaw both development and commercialization of the two key drugs – Lynparza, a first-in-class PARP inhibitor for ovarian cancer and Imfinizi (anti-PD-L1), AstraZeneca’s first immuno-oncology drug for bladder cancer. For both drugs, he led the program through filing, regulatory defense, payer access, and commercial launch, and initiated Phase III development across multiple tumor types. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, he was the Neurology and Ophthalmology Clinical Section Head at Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc. and led multiple development programs including the approval of Maxalt for pediatric migraine and Zioptan for glaucoma. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Ho was the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Neuronyx, Inc., a regenerative medicine company. He completed his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After an internship in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Tony completed his residency and neurophysiology fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the areas of neuropathy and neuromuscular diseases. He has published widely in several fields with over 80 papers and is co-inventor of seven patents. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at University of Pennsylvania and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University.
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