Fariba Chalajour, MD, MBA
Managing Director

Dr. Chalajour joined the GBG team in 2020. As the Managing Director of Comparative Biosciences, Inc, a GLP preclinical CRO based in California, she manages the company’s operations, ensures high-quality preclinical studies, and provides strategic leadership in animal study design and to the histopathology team. By combining her business acumen with her 20 years of experience in experimental medicine and translational research, she fosters collaborative relationships with clients and stakeholders to successfully meet their project needs and regulatory requirements.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Chalajour held the position of VP of Preclinical Histopathology at Comparative Biosciences, Inc. In this role, she oversaw scientific and operational activities related to histopathology projects and formulated business objectives. She also managed the sales and marketing activities and developed client relationship management strategies. She was promoted to Managing Director in 2022.

Dr. Chalajour earned her medical degree from Azad University Medical School in Tehran, Iran. Her residency training was focused on cardiovascular surgery at University Heart and Vascular Center in Hamburg, Germany. Following this, she completed her research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. Throughout her career, Dr. Chalajour has contributed to scientific literature and presented her research findings at conferences. She has been involved in multiple peer-reviewed articles and worked as a consultant to various pharmaceutical and medical device companies.