Committees

Stem Cell Engineering Committee

Aims & Scope

The ISCT Stem Cell Engineering Committee provides a forum to discuss and advance the field of ‘standard bone marrow transplantation’, engineered stem cells (including T cell depletion techniques) and bridges to more advanced cell and gene therapy solutions for definitive cure of malignant and non-malignant life-threatening disorders. The Committee tries to identify and promote advancements in stem cell research, enabling technologies, and emerging applications of engineered stem cell products to drive the translation of safe and effective engineered stem-cell therapies worldwide. The Committee also considers the variability of clearance of agents given in the conditioning regimen as well as the immune reconstitution/immune milieu after transplant as predictor for outcomes. To that end, the Stem Cell Engineering Committee participates in the planning of the ISCT Annual Meeting scientific program and the review of submitted abstracts, it develops reviews to capture the status and developments in stem cell engineering, and it publishes position papers as necessary to advance the field.

The Committee

Headshot of Jaap Jan Boelens

Chair

Jaap Jan Boelens, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, United States

Members

Allistair Abraham, MD
Children's National Hospital
Washington, United States

Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD
Lucile Packard's Children Hospital
Stanford, United States

Carmem Bonfim, MD, PhD
Hospital Pequeno Principe
Curitiba, Brazil

Sandra Cohen, MD, PhD
Université de Montréal
Montréal, Canada

Amy DeZern, MD, MHS
John Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, United States

Mara Pavel-Dinu, PhD
Stanford University
Redwood City, United States

Susan Prockop, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, United States

Duncan Purtill, MD
Fiona Stanley Hospital
Murdoch, Australia

Annalisa Ruggeri, MD, PhD
San Raffaele Hospital
Milan, Italy

Athena Russell, MT(AAB), PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, United States
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Akshay Sharma, MBBS
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, United States

Robert Wynn, MD, MB BChir, MRCP FRCPath
Central Manchester & Manchester Children's Foundation Trust
Manchester, England