Cell Therapy Training Course 2019 - Philadelphia
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ISCT and ASTCT are proud to announce the third ISCT-ASTCT Cell Therapy Training Course!

Hosted by

The University of Pennsylvania

The International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) are proud to present the third biennial ISCT-ASTCT Cell Therapy Training Course from Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Designed to train the next generation of translational experts in cell and gene therapy, this fully sponsored scholarship program will focus on: pre-clinical development, clinical trial design and conduct, IND development, correlative studies, manufacturing & release testing and team science & research ethics.


To view the preliminary course program CLICK HERE!


Scholar Announcement


 International Scholars

 Gabor Foldes, MD, PhD

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

Mentor: Sian Harding

Robert Myles Wright, MBBS

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Mentor: Simon Harrison

 Giulia Golinelli, PhD

University Hospital of Modena
and Reggio Emilia

Mentor: Massimo Dominici


 Gaurav Sutrave, BSc(Med)/MBBS 


Westmead Hospital

Mentor: David Gottlieb


 Andrea Henden, MBBS (Hons),

QIMR Berghofer

Mentor: Siok Tey

Karin Wisskirchen, PhD

Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen

Mentor: Martin  Hildebrant



 North American Scholars 

Saurabh Dahiya, MBBS 

University of Maryland

Mentor: Aaron Rapoport

Irene Scarfo, PhD 

Massachusetts General Hospital

Mentor: Marcela Maus


Shoba A. Navai

Baylor College of Medicine


Mentor: Meenakshi Hedge

Frederico Simonetta, MD, PhD
Stanford University


Mentor: Robert S. Negrin

 Shabnum Patel, PhD

Stanford University

Mentor: Steven A. Feldman, Crystal L. Mackall, David Miklos



Host Institutional Scholars

 Mauro Castellarin, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Mentor: Carl June


 Philip C Rommel, Dr. rer.nat.
University of Pennsylvania


Mentor: Carl June


 Saba Ghassemi, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Mentor: Michael C. Milone

 Antonia Rotolo, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania


Mentor: Marco Ruella, Carl June



Sponsors of the ISCT-ASTCT 2019 Cell Therapy Training Course






David DiGiusto, PhD
Chief Technical Officer
Semma Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, United States

John Barrett, MD
Director Stem Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program,
GW Cancer Center,
George Washington University Hospital,
Washington, DC, United States

Faculty Planning Committee


Bruce Levine, PhD
Barbara and Edward Netter Professor
in Cancer Gene Therapy

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States


Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology
Children's National Health System
George Washington University
Washington, DC, United States


Krishna Komanduri, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director
University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center
Miami, FL, United States 

Colleen Delaney, MD, MSc
Chief Medical Officer
Nohla Therapeutics
Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Seattle, WA, United States


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