Dr. Glenn Pierce retired from Biogen in 2014, where he served in various roles including as chief medical officer for hematology, and as head of global medical affairs, and most recently led the Hematology, Cell and Gene Therapies division. He had overall R&D responsibility for hemophilia and hemoglobinopathies and led the research and clinical development of extended half-life FVIII and FIX Fc fusions, which culminated in multiple regulatory approvals in 2014. He is the co-author of more than 150 scientific papers and has over 15 patents. He is a member of numerous medical and scientific groups including the Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS), the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH). He currently serves on the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and WFHUSA Board of Directors and on the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) (U.S.) Medical and Scientific Advisory Council. Previously, he served as president of the Board of the NHF (U.S.). He also served on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Blood Products Advisory Committee and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Blood Safety and Availability. Dr. Pierce received an M.D. and a Ph.D. in immunology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and his postgraduate training in pathology and hematology research at Washington University in St. Louis.