Arsanis, Inc., a developmentstage biopharmaceutical company focused on monoclonal antibody therapeutics for severe infectious diseases, today announced the appointment of Rene Russo, PharmD, BCPS as Chief Development Officer. Dr. Russo, most recently Vice President, Global Medical Affairs at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Merck in 2015), will be a member of the Arsanis executive team and will provide strategic planning and leadership for the clinical development of ASN100, Arsanis’ lead program for the prevention and treatment of severe Staphylococcus aureus infections, and other pipeline product candidates.

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