ISCT Workforce Development Committee


The ISCT Workforce Development Committee will provide strategic guidance to identify, develop and deliver ISCT training and development programs to address current skills gaps in CGT translation.

Programs will focus on the specific needs of professions based on their region, industry, and skill level to support the sustainable growth of the cell and gene therapy sector as a whole.

The Workforce Development Committee scope will include, but not limited to, the following areas of focus in translational science:

  • Clinical research professionals including clinical coordinators
  • Physician scientists
  • Research scientists
  • Technologists
  • Regulatory/quality professionals
  • Manufacturing professionals
  • High school students through completion of Early Stage Professionals

The Committee


Emily Hopewell, PhD
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Zionsville, Indiana, United States


Patrick Hanley, PhD
Children's National Hospital
Washington, DC, United States


Matthew Hewitt, PhD
Vice President, Technical Officer CGT & Biologics, Charles River Laboratories
United States

Julie Allickson, PhD, MSc, MT (ASCP)
Mayo Clinic
United States

Zlatibor Velickovic, PhD
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney, NSW, Australia