About Us

About Us

We are fully equipped and well-positioned to realize the potential of Encoded’s novel approach to gene therapy for people living with central nervous system (CNS) diseases and their families.

Creating a Viable and Sustainable Gene Therapy Innovation Engine

Creating a Viable and Sustainable Gene Therapy Innovation Engine

Our team brings to Encoded the right mix of innovation and expertise across all aspects of gene therapy development.


From whiteboard to lab and from lab to clinic, our team knows how to take a gene therapy from concept to commercial. The depth and breadth of our team’s expertise in developing and bringing to market gene therapies are second to none.

Board of Directors

Our board members have proven track records building life science companies and developing and commercializing cell and gene therapies, many of them being forebears and early innovators in this space.

Inspire - Hope - Deliver - Possibilities

Our mission is to develop transformative therapies by fostering a culture of relentless patient focus, creativity and scientific exploration.

Our C.O.D.E. for Success

Hope is encoded in our DNA, and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

Decidedly collaborative


We are driven by genuine empathy and compassion for patients

  • Integrity and honesty are the foundation of our success
  • Strive for excellence in all that we do
  • Lead with equal parts judiciousness and decisiveness


We embrace every challenge as an opportunity for growth

  • Welcome differences in opinion as an opportunity to broaden our understanding
  • Open debate leads to the best decision
  • Acknowledge that great ideas can come from anyone
Decidedly collaborative

Decidedly collaborative

We achieve more together

  • Recognize the importance of connectivity and including others in our work
  • Value the unique contributions of each team member
  • Cultivate an environment defined by respect, trust and kindness
  • Help and encourage each other


We champion bold solutions that solve hard problems

  • Be tenacious and have a bias for action
  • True achievement requires relentless optimism, measured diligence and consistent effort
  • Failure in the pursuit of ambitious goals is learned from and accepted
Our Commitment to Diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity

Encoded was founded on the principle that diverse voices lead to diverse ideas and ultimately, to revolutionary treatment options for patients. Our diversity – whether gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability – is one of our biggest strengths as an organization. We welcome differences in opinion as an opportunity to broaden our understanding, and we are decidedly collaborative, recognizing the importance of connectivity and the unique contributions of each individual.

Industry Recognitions

Our company and leadership have been recently recognized for our know-how, innovative spirit and technology. Check out some of our awards.

Endpoints 11
Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 2020
Business Insider's Biotechs Poised to take off 2020


Arch Venture Partners
Matrix Capital Management
Illumina Ventures
RTW Investments
Boxer Capital
Menlo Ventures
Altitude Life Science Ventrues
Illumina Accelerator
SoftBank Investment Advisers


We are evaluating opportunities for collaboration where we can utilize our research platform, which focuses on increased selectivity and potency through improved expression profiles. We believe this approach can be enabling for best- and/or first-in-class gene therapies across a broad range of indications in the CNS and other organ systems. To date, we have completed proof-of-concept work in CNS, liver, heart and metabolic areas. Currently, we are not actively seeking to license any of our CNS pipeline assets. For more information on partnering, please email us at partnering@encoded.com.

Come Aboard With Us!

Come Aboard With Us!

If our aspirations and values resonate with you, we Iinvite you to learn more about open opportunities at Encoded.