Early Stage Professionals Committee


The Early Stage Professionals Committee strives to:

  • Promote regional and global interaction and networking  for early stage professionals (within 10 years of terminal degree or entry into the field of cell therapy) and to establish future leaders for ISCT.

Projects and Objectives

  • Increase the number of early stage professionals in ISCT across all regions
  • Increase the engagement of early career stage individuals to become ISCT members
  • Provide networking opportunities for early stage professionals within ISCT
  • Increase abstract and manuscript submissions from ESPs
  • Foster ISCT loyalty and long-term membership retention
  • Provide resources, career guidance, and support for early stage professionals to help ensure their success
  • Secure corporate funding for the activities of the ESP subgroup



Committee Members:

  Emily Culme-Seymour, PhD
GSK Rare Diseases Unit
London, United Kingdom
  Patrick Hanley, PhD 
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC, United States 
Owen Bain, MPharm, MRes, EngD
University College London
London, United Kingdom
Andrew Fesnak, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Kate Fynes, PhD
University College London
London, United Kingdom
Andrea Gray, PhD 
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Springs, MD, United States
Debe Griffin, MSc, ASQ CPGP
Tampa, FL, United States
Emily Hopewell, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Centre
Tampa, FL, United States
Melissa Lin, PhD
ASTAR Singapore
Yi Lin, PhD, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, United States
Fernanda Masri, PhD
Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
Toronto, ON, Canada
Shanna Richard, BS 
Dana Farber Cancer Institute                                    Boston, MA, United States
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