AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a new generation of human enzyme therapeutics as innovative solutions for rare metabolic diseases, today announced the appointment of Sara Brownstein to its board of directors. Ms. Brownstein serves as a principal at Baker Bros. Advisors LP.
"I am very pleased to welcome Sara to our board of directors at this important stage in Aeglea's evolution as we work towards several important milestones for the company – including topline data from our pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of pegzilarginase for the treatment of Arginase 1 Deficiency and dosing the first patient in our Phase 1/2 clinical trial of AGLE-177 for the treatment of Homocystinuria," said Anthony Quinn, M.B Ch.B, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Aeglea. "Sara brings a broad and distinct perspective from more than a decade of life science investing and company building. Her experience and acumen are a valuable addition to our Board, as we move closer to our goal of delivering impactful medicines for patients living with rare metabolic diseases."
Prior to joining Baker Bros. Advisors LP, Ms. Brownstein worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ms. Brownstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, obtaining a BAS in Biomedical Science (School of Engineering and Applied Science) and a B.S. in Economics (Wharton School). She currently serves on the board of directors of Levo Therapeutics, Inc.
About Aeglea BioTherapeutics
Aeglea BioTherapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company redefining the potential of human enzyme therapeutics to benefit people with rare and devastating metabolic diseases with limited treatment options. Aeglea's lead product candidate, pegzilarginase, is in a pivotal Phase 3 trial for the treatment of Arginase 1 Deficiency and has received both Rare Pediatric Disease and Breakthrough Therapy Designation. In the second quarter of 2020, the Company initiated a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of AGLE-177 for the treatment of Homocystinuria. AGLE-177 has also been granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation. Aeglea has an active discovery platform focused on engineering small changes in human enzymes to have a big impact on the lives of patients and their families. For more information, please visit http://aeglea.com.
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