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)

ISCT Lab Practices Committee Forum

The LPC Web Forum is an interactive resource for the Cell and Gene Therapy community to engage, troubleshoot and collaborate. Managed by the ISCT Lab Practices Committee consisting of members with a diverse range of skill sets including technical, quality, regulatory and operational expertise, the Forum provides Users with a valuable source of information, ideas and robust discussion across all sectors of the Cell and Gene therapy industry.

Visit the LPC Forum

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Committee Chairs:

Rosemarie Bell, B.App.Sc Micro/Biochem MASM
QJMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Brisbane, Australia
Heather Garrity, BSc
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA, United States 


Committee Members:


Naseem Almezel, BS, MSc
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cell Manipulation Lab 
Cincinnati, OH, United States 
Medhat Askar, MD, PhD, FRCPath
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, United States 

Jeannette Bloom, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB
Elected Member Technologist
June 2018 - June 2020 
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, United States

Anna Brooks, PhD
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Gloria Carmona
Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies
Seville, Spain

Sufira Kiran
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX, United States

Anne Lamontagne, MSc
Elected Member Technologist

June 2019 - June 2021
Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, 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

Yaara Ohayan, Msc
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Division of Research & Development
Tel-Aviv, Israel

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

Michele Sugrue, MT
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
Gainesville, FL, United States 



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