Developing transformative therapies for patients

Our mission is to develop innovative, transformative therapies for patients with devastating diseases through novel genome editing

Caribou is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, founded by pioneers in CRISPR genome editing. We use our novel, next-generation CRISPR genome-editing technology to armor allogeneic, or off-the-shelf, cell therapies for potentially improved antitumor activity. We believe that allogeneic cell therapies have the potential to meet significant unmet needs for patients. To deliver on our mission, we are advancing our pipeline of genome-edited, allogeneic CAR-T cell therapies for hematologic malignancies and CAR-NK cell therapies for solid tumors.

Leadership team

Executive Leadership Team

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Rachel Haurwitz, PhD

President and chief executive officer

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Steve Kanner, PhD

Chief scientific officer

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Ruhi Khan

Chief business officer

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Barbara McClung, JD

Chief legal officer and corporate secretary

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Jason O’Byrne

Chief financial officer

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Syed Rizvi, MD

Chief medical officer

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Reigin Zawadzki

Chief people officer

Board of directors

Scientific advisory board

Partnering and alliances

We have established strong partnerships and alliances to develop and advance genome-edited therapies.

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Caribou has an extensive CRISPR technology IP portfolio, including an exclusive license from The Regents of the University of California and the University of Vienna to the foundational CRISPR-Cas9 IP invented by Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and their colleagues. Caribou licenses this CRISPR-Cas9 IP and certain of its own Cas9 IP to other companies for use in multiple market sectors including but not limited to research tools, transgenic research animals, internal research, diagnostics, and industrial biotechnology. For information regarding partnering and licensing, email