Chris Mason is Chief Science Officer at AvroBio, a cell and gene therapy company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is Professor of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering, University College London working on the clinical translation and commercialization of cell and gene therapies. He has a multidisciplinary track record, spanning R&D, clinical medicine, bioprocessing, regulation, healthcare economics, reimbursement and business. His other responsibilities include; Chair of the BioIndustry Association (BIA) Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Industry Group, Co-Chair of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) Cell Therapy Section, Founder and CEO of the London Regenerative Medicine Network, and Trustee of the UK Stem Cell Foundation. Chris is on a number of national and international committees, working groups and initiatives related to the academic, clinical translation and commercialization of cell and gene therapies including; the UK-Israel Science Council, the Scientific Advisory Panel of the UK Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Ministerial Industry Taskforce on Attracting Advanced Therapy Manufacturing to the UK, and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Canadian Centre for the Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine. He is a general spokesperson for the cell and gene therapy sector including frequent newspaper, radio and TV interviews. Chris is Senior Editor of the journals; ‘Cell and Gene Therapy Insight' and ‘Regenerative Medicine'.