Committees

Charter

The ISCT Presidential Task Force on the Use of Unproven and/or Unethical Cell and Gene Therapies strives to:

Identify key aspects of unproven cellular interventions in order to promote and share effective strategies between scientific/medical societies, health-care stakeholders, patient associations, and individuals, promoting the role of rigorous research and appropriate investigation and application of cell based therapies.

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Committee Chairs:

Headshot of Laertis Ikonomou

Laertis Ikonomou, PhD
Chair (June 2020-June 2022)

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY,
United States
Selected Publications



Daniel J. Weiss, MD, PhD
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2022)
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
United States
Karen Nichols, Esq.
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2022)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA
United States 

Aaron Levine, PhD, MPhil
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2022)
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
United States


Miguel Forte, MD, PhD
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2022)

Bone Therapeutics
Gosselies
Belgium

   


Committee Members:

Bruce Levine, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Selected Publications
Jacques Galipeau, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
United States

Sarah Chan, MA, PhD
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom
Selected Publications

Natividad Cuende, MD, MPH, PhD
Andalusian Transplant Coordination
Sevilla
Spain


Patricia Zettler, JD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
United States


Alok Srivastava, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP
Christian Medical College
Vellore
India


Megan Munsie, PhD

Stem Cells Australia
Melbourne
Australia
Selected Publications


Leigh Turner, PhD

University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA
United States


Massimo Dominici, MD
Immediate Past Chair

University Hospital of Modena &
Reggio Emilia - Modena Policlinic
Modena,
Italy



John Rasko, AO, MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, FRACP, FAHMS
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney
Australia
Selected Publications


Rachele Ciccocioppo, MD

University of Verona
Verona
Italy

Alexey Bersenev, MD, PhD
Yale University
New Haven, CT
United States

ISCT PTF Website

The ISCT PTF website contains numerous resources that strive to characterize unproven and unethical cell and gene interventions, and promote safe and effective practices worldwide.