Our Team



Tim Townes, Ph.D.


Bruce Parsons, J.D.


Fred Goldman, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

John Wagner, M.D.

Tim M. Townes, Ph.D. is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Townes is co- Inventor with his postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Lei Ding, of modified recombinant Cas9 for safe and effective gene correction in hematopoietic stem cells (HSC).

Bruce Parsons, J.D.. is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Buffalo Rock Company. At HemEdits, Mr. Parsons will serve as Chief Legal Officer. In addition to providing legal counsel, he will work closely with Drs. Townes and Goldman on business development.
Fred D. Goldman , M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program at UAB and the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Drs. Goldman, Townes and their research groups collaborate extensively in the development of novel gene correction and transplantation protocols.
John Wagner , M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Wagner is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of stem cells and umbilical cord blood transplantation.