James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.

James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Advisor

James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Gene Therapy Program; Rose H. Weiss Professor and Director of the Orphan Disease Center and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wilson will serve as Chief Scientific Advisor at Passage Bio. Dr. Wilson’s laboratory has made seminal contributions to the technology of gene transfer and has paved the way for translation of these technologies into the clinic. He has published over 550 papers and is named on over 110 patents. After launching his faculty career in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Michigan, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Dr. Wilson completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Whitehead Institute, where he began his work in gene therapy.