BOSTON, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- resTORbio, Inc. (Nasdaq:TORC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on helping people live healthier longer through the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of aging-related diseases, today announced the appointment of William Marshall, M.D., as Vice President of Medical Sciences at resTORbio.
“We are incredibly excited to have Bill join resTORbio as we continue to build out our team in anticipation of initiating our Phase 3 program to reduce the incidence of respiratory tract infections in high-risk elderly and our Phase 2 program in Parkinson’s disease,” said Chen Schor, Co-Founder, President and CEO of resTORbio. “Bill’s broad biopharma experience, spanning clinical pharmacology, the development and execution of late-stage clinical trials, and research in immunology and infectious disease, will be a great asset to our team.”
Dr. Marshall brings to resTORbio extensive clinical and R&D experience in infectious disease and neurology. He most recently was a Senior Director of Global Medical Sciences at Alexion, where he oversaw two Phase 3 programs in rare neurological indications. Before that, Dr. Marshall was a Principal Scientist and Clinical Director in Translational Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology at Merck. Prior to Merck, he served as a member of the Immune Tolerance Induction Review Board for Genzyme Corporation. Dr. Marshall is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and on the Infectious Disease staff at University of Massachusetts Medical School and was previously an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He holds an M.D. from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University.
“Clinical and preclinical data to-date have demonstrated the broad potential of the TORC1 pathway to not only enhance immune function and lower the incidence of infections, but also ameliorate several other aging-related diseases,” said Dr. Marshall. “I look forward to our initiating the Phase 3 program in RTIs in the first half of 2019 and to being part of a dynamic team that is continuing to explore the potential of TORC1 inhibition for additional indications.”
resTORbio, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company targeting TORC1 and other biological pathways that regulate aging to develop innovative medicines with the potential to extend healthy lifespan. resTORbio’s lead program is selectively targeting TORC1, an evolutionarily conserved pathway that contributes to the decline in function of multiple organ systems, including the immune, cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Learn more about resTORbio, Inc. at https://www.restorbio.com.
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