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Roster of the Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.

Current Number of Vacancies: 1

Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

  • Chair
    Evan Y. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise:  Neurobiology/Cell Biology

    Term:  08/10/09 - 03/31/14
    Program Director and Professor
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute
    10901 North Torrey Pines Road, Room 7261
    La Jolla, California 32037


  • Designated Federal Officer
    Gail Dapolito

    Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    1401 Rockville Pike (HFM-71)
    Rockville, Maryland 20852-1448
    Phone: (301) 827-0314
    Fax: (301) 827-0294
    E-mail: gail.dapolito@fda.hhs.gov


  • Tabassum Ahsan, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Bioengineering
    Term: 03/31/10 – 03/31/14

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine
    Tulane University 
    500 Lindy Boggs
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


  • Scott Bruder, M.D., Ph.D.*
    Expertise: Regenerative Medicine
    Term: 12/15/2011 - 3/31/2015

    Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
    Stryker Corporation
    325 Corporate Drive
    Mahway, New Jersey  07430


  • William D. Bugbee, M.D.
    Expertise:  Orthopaedic Surgery/Tissue Transplantation
    Term:  04/01/2013-3/31/2017

    Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Scripps Clinic
    10666 North Torrey Pines Road
    La Jolla, CA  92037


  • Larry A. Couture, PhD.
    Expertise: Microbiology/Immunology
    Term: 09/20/10 – 03/31/14

    Senior Vice President
    Center for Applied Technology Development
    Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
    1500 E. Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA  91711


  • Timothy P. Cripe, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise:  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Term:  04/01/2012-3/31/2016

    Division of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    The Ohio State University Wexner College of  Medicine
    700 Children’s Drive
    Columbus, Ohio  43205


  • Linda A. Dahlgren, D.V.M., Ph.D. DACVS
    Expertise: Veterinary Medicine
    Term: 09/20/10 – 03/31/14

    Associate Professor
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Phase II, Duck Pond Road
    Blacksburg, Virginia  24061


  • Leisha A. Emens, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise: Oncology/Cancer Vaccines
    Term: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2016

    Associate Professor of Oncology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Bunting-Blaustein Building
    1650 Orleans Street, Room 409
    Baltimore, MD 21231


  • John D. Gearhart, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Stem Cell Biology/Cellular Therapies
    Term:  01/06/2012 - 03/31/2015

    James Effron University Professor
    Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Biomedical Research Building
    421 Curie Blvd., 1150
    Philadelphia, PA  19104


  • Steven A. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise: Stem Cell Biology
    Term: 09/20/10 – 03/31/14

    Rykenboer Professor
    Department of Neurology
    Division of Cell and Gene Therapy
    University of Rochester
    601 Elmwood Avenue, MRB/Box 645
    Rochester, New York  14642


  • Patrick Hwu, M.D.
    Expertise:  Tumor Immunology
    Term:  04/25/11-03/31/15

    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
    Division of Cancer Medicine
    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 430
    Houston, Texas  77030


  • Stephen M. Rose, Ph.D.**
    Expertise:  Translational Research
    Term:  04/11/2012 - 03/31/2016

    Chief Research Officer
    Foundation Fighting Blindness
    7168 Columbia Gateway Drive
    Columbia, MD 21046


  • Mei-Ling Ting Lee, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Biostatistics/Mathematics
    Term: 09/20/10 - 03/31/14

    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center
    University of Maryland School of Public Health
    SPH Building 255, EPIB, Room 2234R
    College Park, MD  20742

*Industry Representative
** Consumer Representative


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