Lab Practices Committee


The Laboratory Practices Committee strives to:

  • Help develop, standardize and disseminate accepted laboratory practices for clinical applications of cellular therapy.
  • Participate in the translation of novel cell therapy products from the laboratory to the clinic.
  • Encourage and foster the participation of laboratory practitioners in all aspects of the society.

Projects and Objectives

  • Facility Sanitization White Paper: Published in Cytotherapy July 2015.
  • Benchmark for Staffing Survey: launched September 2013.
  • ISCT Annual Meeting: The LPC is actively involved in the organization of the ISCT Annual Meeting. The LPC topic interests are included in the the Quality and Operations Track. This committee also participates in the review of abstract submissions.
  • Educational Webinars: The LPC is involved in the planning of ISCT webinars.


International Society for Cellular Therapy Facility Sanitization Survey Laboratory Practices Committee Report (Cytotherapy 2015, 17: 850-859)



Committee Members:

Karl Stasko, BSc, MPH
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA, United States


Rosemarie Bell, A.App.Sc Micro/Biochem MASM
QJMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Brisbane, Australia
Charlie Branson, MSc
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE, United States
Gloria Carmona 
Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies
Seville, Spain
Heather Garrity, BSc
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA, United States
Fen Fen Hsieh, MSc
University of Utah Cell Therapy Facility
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Sufira Kiran
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX, United States
Deborah Lamontagne
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Orlando, FL, United States
Day Longsomboon
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
Miami, FL, United States
Nadim Mahmud, MD, PhD
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Chicago, IL, United States
Karen Snow, BS (ASCP)BB, CQA(ASQ)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, United States
Michele Sugrue, MT
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
Gainesville, FL, United States
Joanne Sullivan, MLS(ASCP)CM
Florida Hospital
Orlando, FL, United States


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