Atossa Genetics Appoints Carl Novina, MD, PhD as Scientific Advisor

SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:ATOS) (“Atossa” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions today announced that Carl Novina, MD, PhD, has been appointed as Scientific Advisor.

Dr. Novina is one of the leading researchers in the field of RNAi therapeutics.  He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Novina Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His laboratory has made several important discoveries into the biology of noncoding RNAs, their dysregulation in cancers, and their development as biomedical tools.

Dr. Novina received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000 and his Ph.D. from Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences in 1998. His graduate work has resulted in 10 publications examining transcriptional regulation of TATA-less promoters. In 2014 he received the coveted National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award, which funds bold and innovative research proposals to attack challenging biomedical problems. Dr. Novina has established many collaborations between industry partners and physicians to facilitate his goal of bringing biomedical innovations from bench to bedside.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Novina to our Scientific Advisory Board which is composed of world-class experts in Breast Cancer research,” said Dr. Steve Quay, President and CEO of Atossa Genetics. “Dr. Novina’s immunology expertise will be invaluable as we develop our proprietary microcatheters for delivery of CAR-T cell therapies for the treatment of the deadlier forms of breast cancer.”

About Atossa Genetics

Atossa Genetics Inc., is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. For more information, please visit

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