Neema Saless is the JLABS Operations Manager at JLABS @ SSF and JLABS @ MBC. As Operations Manager for the Bay Area, Neema supports JLABS current resident companies and the extensive JLABS alumni companies at all Bay Area locations. Neema supports the Licensee companies by ensuring all JLABS provided equipment is maintained and the scientist are trained and in compliance. He supports with a multitude of capabilities and in every way possible, to continue their innovative work and success in healthcare. Neema enables efficient operational work-flows to ensure compliance related to Environmental Health and Safety and Standard Operating Procedures. The support for the JLABS ecosystem does not stop at the science, Neema and the JLABS team help all the companies meet one another and create relationships within J&J and with the JLABS resource providers.
Prior to JLABS, Neema has held positions in many divisions in quality and manufacturing technology and sciences in companies such as Novartis, Dendreon and Biogen-IDEC. Neema has 20 years of experience in consulting, biotech/pharmaceutical and academics including research in such institutions as UCSF, UCSD, UW-Madison and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.
Neema holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from UCSD and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has also been a member of ASBMR and PDA.