Kambiz Shekdar, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Kambiz co-founded Chromocell in 2002. In his role, he guides the scientific leadership of the company, and helps to determine the overall business strategy and direction of Chromocell.
Previously, Kambiz was a Graduate Fellow in the lab of Professor and Nobel Laureate Gunter Blobel at The Rockefeller University in New York City where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2003.
It was during his studies at Rockefeller where Kambiz invented the Chromovert® technology. With this proprietary technology, he combines his passion for science and his inquisitive nature for any and all possibilities that could emerge from applying real-world applications of Chromovert across areas as diverse as therapeutics, flavors discovery, cell therapy and diagnostics.
In addition to his love for science, Kambiz has a passion for identifying and cultivating talent and is actively involved in scouting and teaching the best in the field. He is a highly sought-after orator and has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences.
In 2014, Kambiz established Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA) as a new 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization where he is President. RFTCA paid $1 for a royalty-free worldwide license to Chromocell’s biotechnology to develop a broadly-applicable cure for HIV/AIDS that is made available to all those in need worldwide. RFTCA is represented on a pro bono basis by the law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP and the advertising agency Havas Health Plus and hundreds of talented and dedicated volunteers of all kinds.