Rashmi Kshirsagar joined Rubius as Vice President, Technical Development in October 2019 and is responsible for leading the teams within Technical Operations that focus on process, product and analytical innovation to advance the RED PLATFORM®. She also oversees Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) development for Rubius’ Red Cell Therapeutic™ product candidates that transition from the discovery phase through clinical development.
Rashmi brings to Rubius more than 20 years of experience in Manufacturing and CMC Product Development. Prior to her role at Rubius, Rashmi spent 16 years at Biogen, most recently serving as Senior Director of Protein Development in Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology, where she was responsible for developing and supporting preclinical to post-commercialization manufacturing processes for internal and partnered biopharmaceutical programs. She has experience in CMC project management, led cell culture process development activities for biologics, influenced scientific endeavors for fundamental process understanding and led cross-functional teams in technical development. Rashmi began her career at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Process Development Technology.
Rashmi has been active for more than 20 years in the scientific community by presenting at conferences, publishing scientific papers and book chapters as well as planning conferences, conference sessions and workshops, and participating in industrial forums and consortia. She holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay, Mumbai, India, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.