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Member Spotlight Dr. Erja Kerkelä, PhD, Interview with Ashley Krull PhD


Collaboration and Kindness in Cell & Gene Therapy

Dr. Erja Kerkelä, Ph.D.
Development Manager, Associate Professor
Advanced Cell Therapy Centre
Finnish Red Cross Blood Service

The Telegraft is excited to feature Dr. Erja Kerkelä, Ph.D., in our April Member Spotlight. Dr. Kerkelä is the Development Manager and Senior Scientist at the Advanced Cell Therapy Centre of the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service. From her unique vantage point, Dr. Kerkelä oversees GMP manufacturing practices, translational laboratory research, and process development for several novel cellular therapies. In this fantastic conversation with Telegraft Editor, Ashley Krull, Dr. Kerkelä shares her journey into cell therapy, her views on teamwork, and her excitement for the therapies we all hope to bring to patients. She credits outstanding mentors and flexible approaches to translation as being influential in her success, and her positive approach to science is infectious.