VP, Project Direction

Iqbal Husain, PhD

Iqbal Husain, Ph.D. joined atai Life Sciences in 2021.

Previously, Iqbal was Senior Director, Regulatory Project Management and Operations at Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis Inc.) where he was responsible for driving development and execution of IND, BLA and global regulatory strategies in the advancement of novel gene therapies for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases.


Prior to that he provided cross-functional project, portfolio and alliance leadership at a variety of small and large pharmaceutical, biotech and cell therapy companies including Amgen Inc. where he held the position of Executive Director, Program Management and Strategic Operations.


Iqbal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Biochemistry plus a Doctorate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds, UK.

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