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Mohammad El-Kalay, Ph.D.

Dr. El-Kalay  joined Shoreline in June 2021 as Senior VP and Head of CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control).  Dr. El-Kalay has over three decades of experience in global biopharmaceutical operations, including key leadership roles in cell therapy companies where he led the successful translation of several cell therapy candidates into late-stage clinical development, as well as developing a T-cell purging device that was later marketed. 

Dr. El-Kalay holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK.

Dr. El-Kalay joins Shoreline from Poseida Therapeutics, where he was VP, Technical Operations and was responsible for developing processes to manufacture their autologous and allogeneic CAR-T cell products. Prior to Poseida, he was SVP, Technical Operations for San Bio, Inc., directing development of manufacturing processes of their gene modified allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells to treat CNS diseases.    

Before that, he held senior technical and leadership roles at Sangamo Therapeutics, Stem Cells, Inc., and was Founder, President, and CEO of EyeCyte, an autologous cell therapy company.  He also held senior leadership R&D and Technical Operation roles at MicroIslet, Telos Pharmaceuticals, MorphoGen Pharmaceuticals, Osiris Therapeutics, SyStemix, and Applied ImmuneSciences.