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Scientific Advisory Board

In March 2023, Aqilion appointed a Scientific Advisory Board for the continued development of the company’s Regulus program.  

Luc Michel Biedermann, MD, PhD

Head of the Department of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Senior Physician Gastroenterology & Hepatology, USZ, Zurich

Dr Luc Biedermann focuses on chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). His research group is engaged in investigations of the epidemiology and the natural course of these diseases in connection with the current treatment options.  In addition, Dr Biederman’s research aims to explore the influence of environmental factors in combination with other risk factors such as genetics, intestinal microbiota, or psychosocial factors, on chronic, immune-mediated diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr Biederman is internationally recognized in the field through his published research and his role as Head of the EoE outpatient clinic of the USZ together with Chairman Prof. Alex Straumann. Dr Biedermann is a member of the EUREOS (European Consortium of Eosinophilic Diseases of the GI tract) steering committee.

Professor Albert J (Arjan) Bredenoord, MD, PhD

Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Amsterdam UniversityMedical Center Amsterdam and professor of Neurogastroenterology & Motility at the University of Amsterdam.

Dr Arjan Bredenoord currently works as a consultant gastroenterologist at the Amsterdam University Medical Center where he is dedicated to patient care, scientific research and education in the field of benign esophageal diseases. His main focus is on achalasia, reflux disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr Bredenoord is globally recognized as an expert in EoE and the esophageal clinic in the AMC Amsterdam hosts the largest population of benign esophageal diseases in the Netherlands. Dr Arjan Bredenoord is an author of over 250 papers, books and book chapters on esophageal diseases and organizes regular courses in Europe, North America and Asia. He was president of the European EoE network EUREOS, and presently and currently still involved as a member of the steering committee.

Professor Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

Dept. of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing
Director, CGIBD Biostatistics and Clinical Research Core
School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Dellon is an academic gastroenterologist with formal research training in epidemiology, clinical and translational research, and clinical trial design. He leads and collaborates with multidisciplinary research teams in the field of esophageal diseases in general and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and eosinophil gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) in particular. His current research focuses on optimizing the diagnosis, characterizing the epidemiology, studying the pathogenesis, and refining the treatment and monitoring of EoE and EGIDs, with the overall goal of improving patient care and outcomes. Dr. Dellon is an internationally recognized expert on EoE and EGIDs. He has published extensively on these topics, spanning descriptive and etiologic epidemiology, clinical trials, outcome measures, and translational research.