Aseem Z. Ansari, Ph.D. is a co-founder and scientific advisor of Design Therapeutics. Dr. Ansari pioneered the development of synthetic transcription factors, and over the past 25 years, performed the foundational research that led to Design Therapeutics. Dr. Ansari is the chair of the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He received his Ph.D. in chemical biology from Northwestern University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and MIT. Dr. Ansari’s research has produced important new insights into cellular processes that govern gene expression and has developed novel small molecules that can influence gene regulatory networks and cell fate.