Ilya Shestopalov

bluebird bio, Inc.

Ilya Shestopalov, PhD currently leads the analytical development group at bluebird bio. His research focuses on development of assays for lentiviral vectors and hematopoietic stem/progenitor products. Prior to bluebird bio, Dr. Shestopalov was a postdoctoral fellow in stem cell biology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University working with zebrafish hematopoietic stem cells. Dr. Shestopalov received his PhD in 2010 from the Chemical Biology program at Stanford University and a BS in Biological Chemistry from University of Chicago.