Chief Operations Officer
Robert Perry has over thirty years of life sciences industry experience in biotechnology and cell therapy companies. His career has spanned multi-functional roles including pilot and full-scale manufacturing, quality, materials science and engineering, and facilities design and build. Most recently, Mr. Perry was a Senior Director at Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: ATRA), where he established and oversaw the company’s Materials Science program through qualification of its key raw materials suppliers.
Prior to that, Mr. Perry was also a Senior Director of CMC Manufacturing, where he led the end to end buildout of Atara’s 120,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks, CA. Mr. Perry’s previous experience includes key roles at Athersys, Inc. as VP of Manufacturing and Biocircuits Corporation. He was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Mr. Perry began his career at Becton Dickinson.