Bharat joined Catamaran as Senior Director of Business Development in March 2020. Prior to Catamaran, Bharat was a consultant to SV Health Investors. In his previous role, he was a Director of Business Development at bluebird bio, a biotech focused on developing cell and gene therapies for both severe genetic diseases and oncology applications. In his role at bluebird, Bharat was instrumental in executing and managing multiple key industry and academic partnerships in the fields of cell and gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and genome editing, including partnerships with Regeneron, Gritstone Oncology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Prior to his role at bluebird, Bharat was a consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners where he worked with clients in the life science industry to develop commercialization strategies and support new product planning efforts. Bharat holds a PhD from the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University and a BA from Bowdoin College.