Presidential Task Force on the Use of Unproven and/or Unethical Cell and Gene Therapy


The Presidential Task Force on the Use of Unproven and/or Unethical Cell and Gene Therapy strives to:

Identify key aspects of unproven cellular interventions in order to promote and share effective strategies between scientific/medical societies, health-care stakeholders, patient associations, and individuals, promoting the role of rigorous research and appropriate investigation and application of cell based therapies.

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Committee Chairs:

Massimo Dominici, MD
Chair (June 2019-June 2020)

University Hospital of Modena &
Reggio Emilia - Modena Policlinic
Modena, Italy
Laertis Ikonomou, PhD
Co-Chair (August 2019-June 2020)

Boston University
Boston, MA, United States 

Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney, Australia
Daniel J. Weiss, MD, PhD
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, United States
Karen Nichols, Esq.
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
Magenta Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, United States
Aaron Levine, PhD, MPhil
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA, United States
Mickey Koh,MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
St George University Hospital
London, United Kingdom & Singapore, Singapore

Committee Members:

Bruce Levine, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Dominic Wall, PhD, FFSc (RCPA)
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
East Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Sarah Chan, MA, PhD
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom 
Natividad Cuende, MD, MPH, PhD
Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies
Sevilla, Spain
Miguel Forte, MD, PhD
Zelluna Immunotherapy
Oslo, Norway
Alok Srivastava, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP
Christian Medical College
Vellore, India
Megan Munsie, PhD
Stem Cells Australia
Melbourne, Australia 
Leigh Turner, PhD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, United States

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