Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Committee


The Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Committee strives to:

  • Assist in the planning of the annual meeting scientific program and the review of submitted abstracts in the non-hematopoietic stem cell field.
  • Review the status of the MSC field and compile a list of major scientific issues that must be addressed to advance or enable cellular therapies utilizing MSCs.
  • Foster international discussion about controversies in the MSC field and method standardization.
  • Publish position papers and engage in scientific discourse as necessary to advance the field.



2017 MSC Trials (Members only)

A relativity concept in mesenchymal stromal cell manufacturing. (Cytotherapy 2016 May;18(5):613-20.)

International Society for Cellular Therapy perspective on immune functional assays for mesenchymal stromal cells as potency release criterion for advanced phase clinical trials. (Cytotherapy 2016 Feb;18(2):151-9.)

Immunological characterization of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells--The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) working proposal. (Cytotherapy 2013 Sep;15(9):1054-61.)

MSCs: science and trials. (Nat Med. 2013 Jul;19(7):812.)

Mesenchymal stromal cells: misconceptions and evolving concepts. (Cytotherapy 2013 Feb;15(2):140-5.)

Limited acquisition of chromosomal aberrations in human adult mesenchymal stromal cells. (Cell Stem Cell. 2012 Jan 6;10(1):9-10; author reply 10-1.)

Minimal criteria for defining multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells. The International Society for Cellular Therapy position statement (Cytotherapy 2006, 8(4): 315-317)


Committee Members:



Jacques Galipeau, MD
Chair (June 2016- Present)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, United States

Mauro Krampera, MD
University of Verona
Verona, Italy

Katarina Le Blanc, MD, PhD
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Ivan Martin, PhD
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Jan Nolta, PhD
UC Davis - Stem Cell Program
Sacramento, CA, United States

Donald G. Phinney, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida
Jupiter, FL, United States

Yufang Shi, PhD
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
Shanghai, China 

Luc Sensebé, MD, PhD
Establissement Francais Du Sang EFS
Toulouse, France

Sowmya Viswanathan, PhD
University Health Network
Toronto, ON, Canada


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