Cindy Atwell

Chief Business Officer

Cindy Atwell is the Chief Business Officer at Precision BioSciences, leading a team which forms new partnerships, manages current collaborations, and shapes internal business processes as well as program management. She joined Precision BioSciences in 2019 as VP of Business Development and holds 22 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with most of her time spent in business development and commercial roles. Over the course of her career, Cindy has led or participated in the negotiation of a number of transactions, totaling >$10Bn in value. This includes the Novartis-Precision sickle cell collaboration as well as the Lilly-Precision gene editing strategic collaboration. Prior to Precision BioSciences, she led oncology and drug delivery deals as well as strategy projects at Halozyme. Over the years, Cindy has held various roles within the business development and commercial organizations at AbbVie, Amylin, and Impax. She also participated in discovery research at a start-up biotechnology company early in her career. Cindy holds a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of California, San Diego’s Rady School of Management.