Thomas McCauley, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Thomas McCauley joined Omega Therapeutics as Chief Scientific Officer and brings extensive experience overseeing scientific strategy and R&D across a broad range of indications. Prior to Omega, he served as Chief Scientific Officer at Zikani Therapeutics (formerly Macrolide Pharmaceuticals) and before that at Translate Bio (formerly RaNA Therapeutics).
In these roles, Dr. McCauley was responsible for overall scientific vision, strategic direction and leadership of research and development. He provided scientific, technical and operational oversight for advancement of the company’s oligo, mRNA and novel macrocyclic technology platforms and management of portfolio therapeutic programs in pulmonary, metabolic, genetic and infectious disease.
Previously, Dr. McCauley served as Vice President and Head of Global Nonclinical Development at Shire Pharmaceuticals, where he made significant contributions to the development and global approvals of many of Shire’s products, including Replagal® for Fabry disease, Vpriv® for Gaucher disease, Elaprase® for Hunter syndrome, Firazyr® for hereditary angioedema and Xiidra® for dry eye disease.
Dr. McCauley has more than 19 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and has authored more than 40 scientific publications, book chapters and patents. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.