James M. Wilson serves as chief scientific advisor to iECURE. He is director of the Gene Therapy Program, Rose H. Weiss professor and director, Orphan Disease Center, professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wilson has made seminal contributions to the technology of gene transfer and has paved the way for translation of these technologies into the clinic. He has published over 600 papers and is named on more than 200 patents worldwide. He is the founder and president of a 501(c)3 called Health Through Fitness in Orphan Diseases. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and a BA in chemistry from Albion College.