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Nabiha Saklayen

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Nabiha Saklayen

Co-Founder and CEO, Cellino
Nabiha Saklayen

Nabiha Saklayen is CEO and co-founder of Cellino, where her team is spearheading the ultra-scalable biomanufacturing of personalized regenerative medicines to make “Your Cells, Your Cure” a reality for all patients in an aging and increasingly diverse world. As a purpose-driven physicist, she focused her Ph.D. research on inventing bio/nanophotonics technologies to unlock precision cellular engineering to improve human health. Nabiha’s biophotonics expertise and vision for patient impact inspired Cellino’s proprietary approach to cell culture: an autonomous, all-optical cell culture method that unlocks the ultra-scalable manufacturing of high-quality, personalized regenerative medicines. Nabiha is a TED speaker and the inaugural Tory Burch Foundation Fellow in Genomics at the Innovative Genomics Institute, led by Nobel Laureate Dr. Jennifer Doudna. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Fellow. Nabiha also co-created I Am A Scientist, an educational program in 50 states that inspires children to explore science. She is a global citizen who grew up in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Germany, and Sri Lanka.