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Eugene Kennedy, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Gene Kennedy joined Carisma in April 2024. He brings over 15 years of clinical and industry experience, including cross-functional leadership driving clinical development and regulatory strategies for oncology and immuno-oncology focused organizations. Prior to joining Carisma, Gene was Chief Medical officer at several pharma and biotech organizations, including Galera Therapeutics, Innovative Cellular Therapeutics, Lumos Pharma, and NewLink Genetics.

Before joining NewLink Genetics, Gene served as Associate Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and held leadership roles at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Louisiana State University. Dr. Kennedy received an M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.