Cygnal Therapeutics Appoints Two New Members to Scientific Advisory Board
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cygnal Therapeutics, the first company to build a platform to develop drugs in the new field of exoneural biology, today announced the expansion of the company's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with two new members: John B. Furness, Ph.D., a well-known researcher focused on enteric and inflammatory disease and nutrition; and Clifford Woolf, M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D., a leading neurobiology researcher. Announced in early 2020, Cygnal's SAB includes world-class academics, researchers, and experts across multiple diseases, including cancer. Drs. Furness and Woolf are the most recent additions to the SAB and offer unique perspectives about exoneural biology, cell-nerve interactions, and neuroscience in new fields, highlighting the broad reach of exoneural biology and Cygnal's Exoneural Medicine Platform™ (EMP).
"Exoneural biology is an exciting and promising area of science, because it is a fundamental part of human biology. Cygnal's unique insights happen at the intersection of cancer, immunology, and neurology, and our SAB reflects this multidisciplinary approach. I am delighted to convene an august and cutting-edge group of experts to develop our new field of exoneural biology," said Pearl Huang, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cygnal Therapeutics. "John and Clifford are both visionaries in their own fields, and they bring new perspectives and areas of scientific expertise to our SAB. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to expand and deepen our understanding of exoneural biology and Cygnal's Exoneural Medicine Platform."
Joining the board in the fall of 2020, the new members' decades of experience will enhance and expand the SAB's multidisciplinary expertise:
John B. Furness, Ph.D.
Clifford Woolf, M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D.
To learn more about Cygnal, exoneural biology, and the SAB, please visit Cygnal's website.
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