GENIE Therapeutics was founded in 2007 by Dr. Tabor with the vision of using gene transfer to help heal, restore and regenerate the skin. Using patented, 3rd generation non viral gene therapy technologies, the company is focusing on delivering therapeutics to address rare dermatology diseases, as well as helping millions of patients regain their youthfulness by regenerating and transforming the skin. Our team has deep experience in the field and a passion for using gene therapies to deliver meaningful improvements to skin health.
A relentless pursuit to discover, develop and commercialize novel, topical and redosable non-viral gene therapies to replace mutated genes and restore expression in silenced ones to deliver transformative and regenerative therapies in Aesthetics, Dermatology and Wound Healing.
GENIE Therapeutics is part of The Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures FastForward program, which is a coordinated suite of resources designed to efficiently move technologies from startup to marketplace. With innovations in an array of markets from drug development to manufacturing and digital health, FastForward startups are bringing myriad life-changing technologies to market.
CEO and Founder
Aaron Tabor, MD, is the Founder and CEO of GENIE Therapeutics. Dr. Tabor is a graduate of the The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and inventor of GENIE's “genetic cosmetics” First-in-Class therapeutics. He has 15+ years in recombinant DNA technology research, topical formulation and delivery science, and gene therapy drug development.
Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr., MD, is the prior Co-Director of Business Development for The Johns Hopkins Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). He is a former part-time Adjunct Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Pergolizzi has extensive FDA experience as founder of NEMA Research, a drug Contract Research Organization that has contributed to billions in drug and medical device sales.
Anish Mehta is the founder and former CEO of Theramex, a global speciality pharmaceutical company dedicated to Women’s Health. He has over 20+ years in the pharmaceutical experience, including a number of senior leadership roles with Allergan, Actavis and Baxter. Anish brings his significant experience in building businesses, growing sales and attracting high performing teams to GENIE.