Abdalla Saad, MS

Business Development & Licensing Manager
Office of Technology Management

Abdalla is an entrepreneurial and results-driven professional with over 10 years of experience in business development, strategy, and licensing within the biopharmaceutical industry. He currently serves as Manager of Business Development and Licensing at UCSF Innovation Ventures, where he collaborates with UCSF researchers to evaluate inventions, develop patenting strategies, and create commercial partnerships in the areas of therapeutics, devices, diagnostics, and digital health.

Abdalla has a proven track record of spearheading and analyzing strategic business opportunities, particularly in deal structuring, partnerships, and executing licensing deals in oncology therapeutics. Prior to joining UCSF Innovation Ventures, Abdalla served as the Director of Business Development and Global Alliances at Elevar Therapeutics. He also co-founded a start-up oncology company, where he led business development, licensing activities, collaborations, and fundraising efforts.

Earlier in his career, Abdalla worked at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, conducting research in neuroscience and cardiovascular fields. He holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.