ISCT Australia & New Zealand Regional Early Stage Professionals (ESP) Subcommittee

ISCT Australia & New Zealand Regional Early Stage Professionals (ESP) Subcommittee


The ANZ Regional Early Stage Professionals (ESP) Committee is a sub-committee of the ISCT Australia & New Zealand Regional Executive Committee.


The ISCT ANZ Regional ESP Subcommittee will work closely with the ANZ Regional  Executive Committee and the global ESP Committee to serve the regional ESP membership, and ultimately contributes to the Society's overarching mission to drive clinical translation of cell and gene therapies worldwide. 


  • Provide mentoring opportunities for ISCT ESPs and increased interactions between ESPs and regional leadership 
  • Increase ESP membership across all regions
  • Support and work closely with the Regional Executive Committees on region specific initiatives
  • Build ISCT community and engagement in each region
  • Increase abstract and manuscript submissions from ESPs
  • Provide resources, career guidance, and support for ESPs to help ensure their success

    The 2024 Committee

    Headshot of Madison Paton


    Madison Paton, BSc (Hons), PhD

    Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute
    Melbourne, Australia

    Headshot of Jessica Sue


    Jessica Sue, BSc, MHSM

    Sydney Cord Blood Bank
    Sydney, Australia

    Leon Brownrigg, BSc, GDipSc, MMedSc, GDipEd
    Cell and Tissue Therapies WA (CTTWA), Royal Perth Hospital

    Perth, Australia

    Alicia Didsbury, PhD
    The University of Auckland

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Ashleigh Henderson, BSc, MSc
    Royal Brisbane & Woman's Hospital

    Herston, Australia

    Paulo Martins, MSc, PhD
    Tumour Immunology Laboratory at QIMRB
    Brisbane, Australia

    Gemma Moir-Meyer, PhD
    Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Melbourne, Australia

    Ali Shokoohmand, PhD

    School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland
    Brisbane, Australia

    Gaurav Sutrave, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
    The Westmead Institute for Medical Research

    Westmead, Australia