EMMANUEL J. (MANNY) SIMONS, PH.D., M.B.A., is CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Akouos. He is a scientist and entrepreneur with over fifteen years of experience in hearing science research and new venture formation. Prior to founding Akouos, he held leadership roles in business and corporate development at Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VYGR) and WarpDriveBio, where he was instrumental in leading strategic partnerships with aggregate value exceeding $1 billion.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Simons was an Entrepreneurial Fellow at Flagship Ventures, where he was a member of the founding team of Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB).
Dr. Simons earned an AB magna cum laude in neuroscience and music from Harvard College; a PhD in biomedical engineering from MIT under Institute Professor Robert Langer; and an MBA from Harvard Business School.