Dr. Sam Rasty

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Siyamak (“Sam”) Rasty was appointed to Oxford Biomedica’s Board as a Non-Executive Director in December 2020. Dr. Rasty is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of PlateletBio, a US-based pioneering cell-based therapeutics company. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Homology Medicines, Inc., a genetic medicines company that he helped launch in 2016 and transform into an established, fully integrated public gene therapy and gene editing company. Prior to joining Homology, he held senior positions at Shire Pharmaceuticals, Endo Pharmaceuticals, and at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Rasty holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University, where he focused on transcriptional regulation of lentiviruses, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and received an MBA from Villanova University.

Committee membership

– Audit Committee