Rashida joined Retro’s T cell therapeutics team in November 2022 with the aim of making a meaningful contribution to extending a healthy human lifespan. She brings 10+ years of expertise in T cell therapy and a passion for solving the scientific and technical challenges required to develop such therapies. Before joining Retro, Rashida worked as Research Scientist at Childhood Cancer Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio. She spearheaded and coordinated research activities and cutting-edge techniques in cancer immunotherapy, immune metabolism, and autoimmune disorders. Rashida earned her bachelor’s and master’s in Pharmacy in India and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, specializing in cancer immunotherapy. Rashida is developing long-lived T cells that improve immunotherapies and human health. She is a travel enthusiast and enjoys time with her family.