Beverly L. Davidson, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, is Director, Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics, Chief Scientific Strategy Officer, and holds the Katherine A. High Chair in Cell and Gene Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from University of Michigan. Among other awards, she is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and the recipient of the Leslie Gehry Brenner Prize for Innovation in Science. 

The Davidson lab is focused on genetic diseases that affect the brain, including how mutant gene products contribute to disease, and why certain brain regions are more susceptible. The lab is engaged in the development of next generation therapeutics for inherited disorders, including the engineering of novel gene therapy vector capsids and cargo to approach tissue and cell type specific treatments.


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