DIVERSITY, EQUITY &
INCLUSION STATEMENT
Discovering Cures Is What We Do,
Diversity is Who We Are
DIVERSITY, EQUITY &
INCLUSION STATEMENT
Discovering Cures Is What We Do,
Diversity is Who We Are

LOCANABIO IS COMMITTED TO A CULTURE OF INCLUSION.

We actively promote and support a diverse workforce because it aligns our corporate values with our personal values, and because diversity increases our effectiveness as an organization. It’s also part of what makes working at Locanabio stimulating and fun. We provide an environment of psychological safety where each employee can bring their authentic professional selves to contribute to a mission with potentially profound impact on the patients we hope to heal.

More than 20 languages are spoken in our offices and labs. But when it comes to diversity, we speak with one voice: We are all here to help patients.

“When I think about the culture of Locanabio, what comes to mind is a balance of diversity and unity. We proudly have a workforce built from people from all walks of life. Yet, we are all bound together with a shared mission to deliver life-changing gene therapies to patients in need. This balance provides the sustainability needed to solve challenging problems with perseverance, creativity, and a spirit of camaraderie.”

Aaron Berlin

Sr. Associate II, Vector Development

“The drive, motivation, and passion to discover treatments and cures for debilitating RNA-mediated diseases that induce pain and sadness in those afflicted with these often-fatal disorders, as well as their families, is tremendously needed. In my 2.5 years at Locanabio I have had the privilege and honor to work alongside colleagues that display these qualities. More importantly, it is their willingness to share their experiences, knowledge, and successes that inspire us all.”

Oscar Diago

Scientist I

“Diversity is everywhere around us. It’s what makes us unique. Diversity of thoughts, looks, cultures, preferences, and experiences. Since ancient times, diversity presents itself in biology with millions of distinct species. Ultimately, diversity is what makes us grow, open our minds, and experience new things. Diversity in the workplace is an advantageous trait. It helps us to learn from each other, think outside the box, come up with new ideas, and challenge ourselves to accomplish better things. This is aligned with our Locanabio culture that embraces diversity and values every single team member. I am a proud “Locanian” because of our uniqueness, diversity, amazing science and people, all working towards the same goal. Working together valuing different perspectives will take us far!”

Dani Roth, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Biology

“My colleagues at Locana are talented, highly engaged, and invested in theorganization’s vision. As we work towards a cure for currently fatal genetic diseases, new ideas are always welcomed and everyone is encouraged to contribute concepts and solutions.”

Anindita Sarkar, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

“At Locanabio, I have found a fun and supportive family where I work alongside passionate scientists who drive to unlock our understanding of RNA biology and push the boundaries of gene therapy to deliver innovative medicines for our patients. That my colleagues also genuinely care about others around them makes Locana a great place to work, where everyone is poised not only to thrive but to excel.”

Ronald Torres

Scientist I

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