Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Samarth Kulkarni
Dr. Samarth Kulkarni has served as our Chief Executive Officer since December 2017. He has significant expertise in strategy and operations in biotech and a wide range of related cutting-edge therapeutic technologies. He joined CRISPR in August 2015 in the early stages of the company as Chief Business Officer, and then served as President and Chief Business Officer starting May 2017. Prior to joining our company, Sam was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he had a leading role in the Pharmaceutical and Medical products practice. While at McKinsey, he co-led the biotech practice, served a number of biotechnology companies on topics ranging from strategy to operations and led initiatives in areas such as personalized medicine and immunotherapy. Sam also serves as a member of the Casebia Board of Directors. He received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology from the University of Washington and a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology. While at the University of Washington, he conducted research in the delivery of biological drugs and in the field of molecular diagnostics. He has authored several publications in leading scientific and business journals.