Alan K. Smith, Ph.D.


Executive Vice President, Technical Operations

Alan K. Smith, Ph.D.

Alan Smith, Executive Vice President, Technical Operations, joined Bellicum in October 2015. He has over 30 years of experience in R&D, Manufacturing and Quality roles in cellular therapeutics and previously served as Bellicum’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. Prior to that, Dr. Smith was Vice President of Research & Development and Cellular Therapeutics for LifeNet Health, and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Prior to consulting to the cell therapy industry for a number of years, Dr. Smith served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Cognate BioServices, and COO and SVP Research & Development for Osiris Therapeutics. Previously, he led the R&D functions for Aastrom Biosciences and Geneic Sciences, and he served as Director of Cell Separations Research & Development at Baxter Healthcare. He is a former Adjunct Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, California State University – Long Beach and Utah State University. Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Southern Utah University and his doctorate in Biochemistry at Utah State University.