Dawn Pope

Chief Operating Officer

Dawn Pope is a clinical research professional with over 20 years in the protection of research participants. As a purpose-driven leader, she has spent her career building high-functioning teams, implementing strategic plans to elevate organizational performance, and delivering innovative solutions to strengthen client relationships. She has extensive experience in operations, client relations, continuous improvement methodologies, and regulatory compliance. She is passionate about operational efficiencies that help bring new therapies to patients sooner. Dawn earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Campbell University in North Carolina. In her free time, you can find her reading, at the beach, traveling with her husband and two children, and attending games of the various sports her children play.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Castle IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human participants in gene and cell therapy clinical trials while providing efficient, compliant IRB review of research. Using our portfolio of expertise, we strive to be the leading IRB partner in advancing safe, ethical and compliant gene and cell therapy clinical trials to accelerate the next evolution in advanced therapies.