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

Caribou Biosciences is a clinical-stage CRISPR genome-editing biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing transformative therapies for patients with devastating diseases. The company’s genome-editing platform, including its Cas12a chRDNA technology, enables superior precision to develop cell therapies that are armored to potentially improve activity against diseases. Caribou is advancing a pipeline of off-the-shelf cell therapies from its CAR-T cell platform as readily available treatments for patients with hematologic malignancies and autoimmune diseases.

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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Tim Kelly

Chief technology 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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Reigin Zawadzki

Chief people officer

Partnering and alliances

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 licensing@cariboubio.com

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