Reza negotiates all partnerships and agreements with CROs, CDMOs and commercial partners. He also manages all IND enabling studies with CROs and non-clinical consultants. He has a diverse background as a scientist and business development professional in pharmaceutical industry (Novartis and Purdue Pharma) and as a tech transfer and corporate partnership professional in academia (Caltech and Rutgers). He worked previously at the Foundation Venture Capital Group, where he gained early-stage venture experience with life science startups. He received his MS and PhD in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University. Reza has multiple peered reviewed research articles in Oncology published in journals such as Oncogene, Cancer Research or Oncology.