Paula K. Cobb

Ms. Cobb is the chief operating officer of Decibel Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on drug discovery, development, and translational research for hearing and balance disorders. Until its acquisition by Biogen, Ms. Cobb served on the board of directors of Nightstar Therapeutics plc, a clinical-stage gene therapy company. Prior to joining Decibel in 2016, she worked in a variety of leadership and global roles at Biogen, including as senior vice president of the rare disease group, where she was responsible for the company’s marketed hemophilia assets and Phase 3 programs in spinal muscular atrophy and neuropathic pain. Before Biogen, she worked for various consulting groups in the Boston area. Ms. Cobb graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a BA degree in political science and English. She also received an MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.