Hari Pujar, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer of Spark Therapeutics, leading the technical operations, process and technology development and quality assurance organizations. He is responsible for growing and scaling the company’s cutting-edge technology capabilities for an expanding development pipeline.
Prior to joining Spark, Hari was most recently vice president, Technical Development & Manufacturing, at Moderna Therapeutics. There he built and led the technology and early manufacturing organizations that delivered on supply for more than a dozen clinical programs in a brand-new technology area. Previously, he held a variety of scientific and cross-functional leadership positions during 18 years at Merck & Co in the company’s commercial, R&D and manufacturing divisions.
Hari has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.