Elena Mahrt

Associate Partner & Gene Therapy Biosafety Officer

Elena has a passion for supporting scientific discovery and the advancement of human health. After completing her PhD in Zoology with a research emphasis on Neuroscience at Washington State University, Elena moved to Texas to be a lab manager for a Nobel laureate lab and then a Biosafety specialist at UTSW Medical Center. She utilizes her experience as a Biosafety specialist and lab manager along with 15 years of science communication experience to provide the best customer service experience possible.

In her spare time, Elena enjoys practicing her speaking skills as a Toastmasters International member and teaching students and adults how to ride horses. She lives outside of Dallas, TX with her husband and Golden Retriever, Han Solo.

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Mission Statement

Our mission and expertise at Clinical Biosafety Services is to provide accelerated, compliant review of gene transfer/gene therapy clinical trials to a convened review of a site-specific Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). We do this by understanding the challenges in the two client relationship of serving an institution and a sponsor.

Our focus is to accelerate the trial, and remove regulatory burden and uncertainty by having our highly trained experts provide friendly, knowledgeable support during the review process. We understand these therapeutics will change medicine, and our service is to bring the trial to enrollment fruition, quickly and compliantly.