Ciro Bonetti, Ph.D.
ScientistRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ciro Bonetti is currently a Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals® in New York. He earned his PhD in Medical Genetics at TIGEM, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Italy, where he applied and developed gene therapy approaches for recessive and dominant retinal congenital disorders. As American-Italian Cancer Foundation fellow, he moved for his postdoc to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. During this time, he became an expert in a variety of genome editing tools including CRISPR/Cas9, which he has used to understand how non-coding genes affect normal physiology and impact human disease. He also adapted these tools to generate precise somatic mutations in terminally differentiated cells. He is currently testing new strategies to generate more precise animal models and test new therapeutics.