Cerchione, Derek

Derek Cerchione
Senior Scientist, Protein Engineering

Derek Cerchione is a senior scientist, protein engineering at Verve Therapeutics, with expertise in developing new methods to create novel gene editing enzymes. Prior to joining Verve, he worked at Tessera Therapeutics, Arbor Biotechnologies, and Editas Medicine, where he focused on building pipelines to engineer unique nucleases with novel PAMs, increased fidelity, and higher editing efficiencies. He received his B.S. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.A. in Biology from Johns Hopkins University.