Dr. Fraser Wright has been engaged for more than 20 years in the development of viral vector-based new biologic products in both industry and academic settings. Fraser previously served as the director of the Clinical Vector Core Laboratory at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a world-class manufacturing facility that has designed, manufactured, characterized and certified recombinant adeno-associated viruses (AAV) and lentiviruses (rLenti) for human gene therapy trials. He also was a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Fraser has led efforts in basic research, process and analytical methods development and GMP manufacturing and quality systems supporting translational research. He has overseen investigational product chemistry, manufacturing and controls for gene therapy vectors administered to more than 150 human subjects in 12 clinical studies. With basic training in biochemistry, immunology and virology, his primary research interests focus on the development and clinical translation of gene therapy vectors with the goal of achieving effective new treatments for serious human diseases. He previously served as director of development and clinical manufacturing at Avigen, Inc. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Toronto.