Recursion Appoints David Mauro, M.D., Ph.D., as Chief Medical Officer

May 16, 2023 at 8:30 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, May 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recursion (NASDAQ: RXRX), a leading clinical stage TechBio company decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery, today announced it has appointed David Mauro, M.D., Ph.D, as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Mauro will lead Recursion’s pipeline into and through clinical development, including its five programs currently in the clinic, beginning June 1.

“We are incredibly excited to have Dr. Mauro join our team at Recursion at such an important time in the development of our clinical pipeline,” said Chris Gibson, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO at Recursion. “With his extensive background in oncology drug development and a proven track record of advancing numerous Investigational New Drug candidates, Dr. Mauro's expertise will be a strong addition to our executive leadership team.”

Dr. Mauro has over 20 years in oncology drug development. His notable accomplishments include guiding the translational, preliminary, and later stages of development for more than 25 Investigational New Drug candidates over the past decade. His previous roles include serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Codiak BioSciences, Checkmate Pharmaceutical, Prelude Therapeutics, and Advaxis. Dr. Mauro has also held leadership roles within the clinical and medical affairs teams at Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Becton Dickinson.

Educated as a pharmacologist, Dr. Mauro received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Cornell University and an M.D./Ph.D. from Temple University. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.

“I believe Recursion represents the future of drug discovery,” said Dr. Mauro. “With five clinical programs and a growing number of pre-clinical programs, I’m excited about the opportunity to advance these into potential treatments for patients.”

About Recursion

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine. 

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in Toronto, Montréal and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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