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


The ISCT Presidential Task Force on the Use of Unproven and/or Unethical Cell and Gene Therapies 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:


Laertis Ikonomou, PhD
Chair (June 2020-June 2022)

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Selected Publications


Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney, Australia
Selected Publications

Daniel J. Weiss, MD, PhD
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, United States
Selected Publications
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
Selected Publications
Mickey Koh,MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath
Vice - Chair (June 2019-2020)
St George University Hospital
London, United Kingdom & Singapore, Singapore
Massimo Dominici, MD
Immediate Past Chair

University Hospital of Modena &
Reggio Emilia - Modena Policlinic
Modena, Italy

Committee Members:

Bruce Levine, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Selected Publications
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
Selected Publications
Natividad Cuende, MD, MPH, PhD
Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies
Sevilla, Spain
Miguel Forte, MD, PhD
Bone Therapeutics
Gosselies, Belgium
Alok Srivastava, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP
Christian Medical College
Vellore, India

Megan Munsie, PhD
Stem Cells Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Selected Publications

Leigh Turner, PhD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, United States

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