Muhammad Al-Hajj, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Al-Hajj has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since May 2021. Prior to this, he served as Sr Vice President, Translational Sciences at Autolus, a clinical-stage publicly-traded company developing next generation CAR-T cell therapeutics since June 2017. Prior to that, from May 2015 to June 2017, he was the VP of Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine at the Sanford Burnham Institute in La Jolla, California, an NIH-designated cancer center, where he led the institute’s drug discovery portfolio and its early development. Earlier, from August 2009 to April 2015, he was Sr Director of Biology and Trans Med at GlaxoSmithKline where he led Oncology R&D teams developing therapeutics from target ID through mid-stage clinical development utilizing multiple modalities and in various cancer biology & immunotherapy areas. Dr. Al-Hajj received his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and completed postdoctoral training in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology at the University of Michigan Cancer Center.