CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cedilla
Therapeutics today announced the appointment of Delphine Collin,
Ph.D., as vice president, biomolecular sciences. In this role, she will
advance Cedilla’s work to develop and leverage the biophysical and
biochemical understanding of ligand-induced stabilization and
degradation of therapeutically relevant protein targets.
“Delphine is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of
developing successful discovery strategies and advancing preclinical
projects,” said Brian Jones, Ph.D., Cedilla’s chief scientific officer.
“Her deep expertise in protein characterization and protein-small
molecule interactions will be invaluable as we explore promising new
tools to modulate protein stability.”
Collin most recently served as chief innovation officer of HarkerBIO, a
contract research organization focused on the structural enablement of
early discovery research. Previously, she served as senior principal
scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and led a biophysics group
focused on lead identification and optimization in the small molecule
drug discovery group. While at BI, Collin also started her own
consulting firm, Delphine Collin Consulting, LLC., where she supported
companies with specialized biophysical approaches to drug discovery.
Prior to BI, Collin was a research fellow at Merck & Co. Collin holds a
Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry and doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences
from the University of Paris XI, France.
“Cedilla is pursuing several exciting new avenues for protein
degradation, and I’m delighted to join the team,” Collin said. “We’re
committed to broadening the reach of small molecule therapeutics to
address cancer and other diseases caused by protein dysregulation.”
About Cedilla Therapeutics
Cedilla Therapeutics is
discovering and exploiting unique insights into protein stability.
Cedilla’s integrated, multi-faceted approach has the potential to
broaden the reach of small molecules by generating therapeutics that
degrade protein targets as their primary mechanism of action. The
approach harnesses intrinsic degradation pathways that are upstream of
ubiquitination. Cedilla is focused on destabilizing oncoprotein targets
using a product engine that is also applicable to targets outside of
oncology. Cedilla was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and is
based in Cambridge, Mass.
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