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Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations

Dan Kirby joined Axcella in January of 2020, bringing almost 20 years of research and development and clinical experience to the company. Within this role, he is responsible for clinical operations, program management, data management, alliance management and scientific communications. Prior to assuming this role, he served as vice president of R&D Strategic Operations amongst other leadership roles within the organization.

Before joining Axcella, Mr. Kirby has held roles across various disciplines and leadership at AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Seqirus, Parexel and Sanofi Pasteur across all phases of drug development. His experience brings a well-rounded perspective from both the sponsor and contract research organization to the development planning and implementation of Axcella’s portfolio.

He obtained his BS in Physician Assistant Sciences at St. Francis University.