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.