Saeid Yazdani serves as the Vice President of Program Management for Caribou Biosciences. He brings over 30 years of Program & Portfolio leadership experience from therapeutic discovery to commercialization, working with cross-functional leaders in research, development, operations, CMC, clinical, regulatory, quality, commercial, and executive team. Previously, he was Vice President of Therapeutics Program Management at Huyabio International, during which time he led two IND approval and oversaw six therapeutics development programs. He is an entrepreneur and inventor with U.S. patents. Saeid has held a variety of leadership, business, and program & portfolio positions of increasing responsibility at Thermo Fisher, Nestle Health Science, Merck (EMD), Genentech, Gilead, and Synergic Analytics, and adjunct professor at the University of California, San Diego extended studies. Saeid holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Western Michigan University & MBA from the University of Southern California.