Washington D.C.


Celdara Medical builds lasting partnerships with inventors and their institutions, and provides the developmental, financial, and business acumen to bridge the gap between discovery and clinical impact.



Yolanda Nesbeth

Yolanda Nesbeth, Ph.D, Site Head

Yolanda C. Nesbeth, Ph.D. leads multiple internal therapeutic development programs, in addition to managing a CLIA certified lab providing molecular diagnostics for systemic sclerosis patients, clinicians and drug developers.

Yolanda previously worked as a Consultant with Clarion Healthcare providing strategic advice to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on key scientific and commercial matters related to drug development, promotion and regulatory processes. In this capacity, she evaluated the attractiveness of hundreds of products, resulting in comprehensive recommendations for in-licensing, purchase or partnering, and conducted competitive assessments and situational analyses to inform corporate strategy within respiratory, infectious disease and various oncology markets. At Celdara Medical, Yolanda continues to provide strategic support and performs diligence on numerous opportunities for the Celdara Medical pipeline.

Yolanda received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Dartmouth Medical School. During her graduate career she developed therapeutic cell-based technologies and immunotherapies against ovarian cancer. She was the Ph.D. Class Marshal and Graduate Student Speaker at Dartmouth Medical School Commencement, a Kauffman Fellow Finalist (1 of 11 worldwide in healthcare), an Albert J. Ryan Fellow and a winner of the University of the West Indies Open Scholarship (highest award offered). Yolanda serves as a Reviewer for DOD and NIH SBIR/STTR study sections, and is a member of various biotech organizations.