Ryan Crisman, Ph.D.

Co-founder and CTO

Ryan Crisman is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Umoja Biopharma. Before starting Umoja in 2019, Ryan served as the Executive Director for the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility, where he was responsible for building out and staffing this protein and cell therapy CDMO. He was instrumental in growing the facility’s cGMP capabilities and delivering many first in human therapeutic products to patients. While at Juno Therapeutics, Ryan led the JCAR017 CMC program and was the Head of Late Stage Process Development. He has also held scientific leadership positions at Zymogenetics and CMC Biologics.

Crisman holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.

Ryan Crisman, Ph.D.