Mark De Rosch, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer at Aura where he is responsible for leading the Company’s global operations and regulatory strategy. Dr. De Rosch joins Aura from Epizyme, where he served as Chief Regulatory Officer and led regulatory efforts for their first approved product, TAZVERIK® (tazemetostat). Prior to Epizyme, Dr. De Rosch served as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for Nightstar Therapeutics (acquired by Biogen in 2019), where he developed and implemented global regulatory roadmaps for their gene therapy programs in choroideremia and retinitis pigmentosa. Prior to Nightstar, he served as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and CMC at Akebia Therapeutics. Before that, Dr. De Rosch served in roles of increasing responsibility at several life science and healthcare consulting firms. Dr. De Rosch holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in inorganic chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in chemistry/biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.