Raj Prabhakar, MBA

SVP, Business Development & Operations

Raj Prabhakar is Head of Business Development and Business Operations for Rocket Pharma. Raj has 21 years of broad experience in the biopharmaceutical sector including the last 17 years at clinical development-stage biotech companies.  Raj comes to Rocket from Caladrius Biosciences, which through the subsidiary PCT as well as proprietary Regulatory T-cell and CD34 cell therapy programs, had direct hand-on business and operating experience in clinical-stage autologous ex-vivo cell and cell-based gene therapy programs.  Prior to Caladrius Raj spent nearly ten years at Celsion Corporation leading multiple oncology candidates from Phase I through Phase III pivotal programs, spanning platforms including small and large molecules, including oligonucleotides and in-vivo non-viral gene therapy approaches to cancer.   Prior to holding strategic planning and business development roles, Raj has also worked in clinical program management, manufacturing and operations.  Raj has also worked at non-profit organizations such as PATH Vaccine Development Program, and private-staged companies such as Osiris Therapeutics and Protiveris.

Raj hold dual bachelor of sciences degrees in Biology and Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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