Early Stage Professionals Committee

Charter

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 Chairs:

Patrick Hanley, PhD 
Co-Chair
Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC, United States 

 
Fernanda Masri, PhD, MSc, BEng 
Co-Chair
Sartorius Stedim Biotech

London, United Kingdom

 

Committee Members:

 

Alireza Abazari, MSc, PhD
BioLife Solutions
Seattle, WA, United States

Ala Altaie, PhD
University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom

Satyam Arora, MD
Super Specialty Paediatrics Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute
Noida, India

Andrew Fesnak, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Kate Fynes, PhD
University College London
London, United Kingdom

Felipe Bedoya, PhD
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, United States

Thorsten Friedel, PhD
GSK
London, United Kingdom

Emily Hopewell, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Centre
Tampa, FL, United States

Melissa Lin, PhD
ASTAR Singapore
Singapore

Yi Lin, PhD, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, United States
George Hucks, MD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Shanna Richard, BS
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA, United States 

Guy Klamer, PhD
Sydney Cord Blood Bank and Sydney Children's Hospital
Sydney, Australia

Yijia Li, PhD
Shunxia Regenerative Medicine Network
China

Yonatan Lipsitz
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Beth Stenger, MD, MSc
Emory University School of Medicine/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, United States

Amanda Vernon, PhD
University College London
London, United Kingdom

Ben Weil, EngD
Royal Free Hospital
Hampstead, United Kingdom

Kirsten Williams, MD
Children's Research Institute/The George Washington University
Washington, DC, United States

Zita Shiraz, MSc
Keele University/Loughborough University
United Kingdom 

For more information on the ISCT ESP Committee, join their LinkedIn Group. 

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