Dr. Gina Eagle is a Specialist Pediatrician with 16 years of hospital-based clinical experience followed by 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. She has focused on clinical development for orphan diseases with high unmet medical needs. Her demonstrated successes in clinical trial strategy and execution span from rare pediatric conditions to orphan respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions. She has advised multiple programs in the rare disease space and early clinical development strategy, and has served as an independent member on data safety monitoring boards. She brings an in-depth knowledge of human disease and a passion for bringing new medicines to patients with few or no treatment options.
Prior to joining Ellodi, Dr. Eagle successfully led the clinical development program at Insmed Inc. to bring the first and only approved drug to patients with NTM lung disease. She has multiple clinical development patents in her name and has authored or co-authored multiple publications in clinical microbiology. Having received her medical degree with Honors from the University of New South Wales, Australia, she later entered as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), specializing in pediatric medicine. Her career in pharmaceuticals started in Clinical Development/Medical Affairs at Novartis and subsequently she joined multiple biotech companies, including Aptalis, Insmed and Adare Pharmaceuticals focusing on clinical drug development, particularly for orphan diseases. Dr. Eagle was involved in the initial clinical development of what is now Ellodi’s flagship product, APT-1001, and currently leads the late stage development program.