Robert Reefe PhD

Chief Development Officer, BlueSphere Bio

Robert Keefe, PhD is the Chief Development Officer at Bluesphere. He is a T-cell biologist and process engineer with over 20 years of product development experience in the cell and gene therapy industry. Bob earned his PhD in Immunology at the University of California, Davis, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where he focused on the role of T cells in the immune response to infectious disease and cancer. During his career, he has developed and translated innovative therapeutics for cancer, advanced these therapies to the clinic and toward commercialization, and developed several new animal models of disease. His expertise centers on process and analytical development and validation, both for cell therapy and viral vectors.