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Management —

DGI's key management team includes:


R. Scott McIvor, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Science Officer

R. Scott McIvor, Ph.D., Founding Scientist, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Science Officer, is Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota. Dr. McIvor graduated with degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Pathobiology from the University of Washington and obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota in 1982. He was a postdoctoral fellow first at the University of California, San Francisco, and then at Genentech, Inc., in South San Francisco, California. He has been at the University of Minnesota since 1986, where he initially was a member of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. McIvor is also Director of the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Human Genetics. He served for eight years as a member of the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) and is currently a member of the NIH Cancer Drug Development and Therapeutics Study Section, the Scientific Advisory Board of the NIH National Gene Vector Laboratories, and the Editorial Boards for Human Gene Therapy, Gene Therapy, and Molecular Therapy. His research has been primarily in the area of human gene therapy, concentrating on vectors for the treatment of genetic diseases and cancer.

Perry B. Hackett, Ph.D.
Authorized Organizational Representative

Perry Hackett, Ph.D., Founding Scientist and Authorized Organizational Representative, graduated with a degree in Physics from Stanford University, obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics and Genetics from the University of Colorado, and had postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology in Germany and at the University of California in San Francisco. He has been at the University of Minnesota since 1980, where he initially was a member of the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology. He is a past Director of Graduate Studies in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Genetics. His research has been primarily in molecular genetics and functional genomics, transgenic animals (with a concentration on fish) and retroviruses. The Sleeping Beauty Transposon™ System was invented in Dr. Hackett’s lab.

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