Speaker Profile

M.S., MBA, Co-founder and CEO of Xcell Biosciences

Prior to Xcell, Brian worked with Strategyn Equity Partners, a mid-market private equity firm and with L.E.K. Consulting, a business strategy management consulting firm where he focused on advising life sciences clients in corporate strategy, product strategy and planning, and transaction support. Brian has also lived and worked in several countries in Africa with the non-profit TechnoServe, where he wrote a grant for and led the launch of a $13M program funded by the Gates Foundation and Coca-Cola to double the incomes of 54,000 farmers. Brian earned his Masters of Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, his Masters in Bioscience from the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Sciences, and Bachelor of Science degrees with honors in molecular biology and in chemistry from Purdue University.

Presentation Title and Company Description

Immunotherapy Showcase: Controlling Cell State for Immunotherapy Development
Xcell Bio has developed a proprietary cell control system for use with tumor, stem, and immune cells. This novel platform enables researchers to easily grow primary human cells, flexibly modulate cellular function, and improves the delivery of materials into cells.

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