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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: 0

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

  • Chair
    Tabassum Ahsan, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Bioengineering
    Term:  04/1/2014 – 3/31/2015

    Burk-Kleinpeter Professor
    Center for Aging
    Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative    Medicine
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Tulane University 
    500 Lindy Boggs
    New Orleans, LA 70118


  • Designated Federal Officer
    Janie Kim, Pharm.D.

    Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20993
    Phone: 301-796-9016
    Email: janie.kim@fda.hhs.gov


  • James R. Anderson, Ph.D.
    Expertise:  Biostatistics
    Term:  04/01/2014 – 03/31/2018
    Managing Director, Madison Office
    Frontier Science and Technology Research Foundation, Inc.
    505 S. Rosa Road, #100
    Madison, WI  53719


  • David L. Bartlett, M.D.
    Expertise: Surgical Oncology
    Term: 10/21/14--03/31/18
    Director, Surgical Services for UPCI
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery
    5150 Centre Avenue
    UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Rm.415
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232


  • Scott Bruder, M.D., Ph.D.*
    Expertise:  Regenerative Medicine
    Term:  12/15/2011 – 3/31/2015
    Industry Consultant
    Franklin, NJ 07417


  • 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 N. Torrey Pines Road
    La Jolla, CA  92037


  • Barry J. Byrne, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise:  Molecular Genetics/Pediatrics/Microbiology
    Term:  4/1/2014 – 3/31/2018
    Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
    Powell Gene Therapy Center
    University of Florida College of Medicine
    P.O. Box 100296
    Gainesville, FL  32610


  • 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, OH  43205


  • 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 Boulevard, 1151
    Philadelphia, PA  19104


  • Patrick Hwu, M.D.
    Expertise:  Tumor Immunology
    Term:  04/25/2011 – 03/31/2015
    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
    Division of Cancer Medicine
    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer  Center
    1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 430
    Houston, TX  77030


  • Ole Isacson, M.D.-Ph.D.
    Expertise: Neurology and Neuroscience
    Term: 10/21/14 -- 3/31/2018
    Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
    Director of the Neuroregeneration Institute and Neuroregeneration Laboratory
    McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
    115 Mill Street
    Belmont, MA 02478


  • Grace E. Pluhar, D.V.M., Ph.D.,  Diplomate ACVS
    Expertise:  Veterinary Medicine
    Term:  04/01/2014 – 3/31/2018
    Associate Professor
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Minnesota
    1352 Boyd Avenue, C352
    St. Paul, MN  55108


  • Stephen M. Rose, Ph.D.**
    Expertise:  Translational Medicine
    Term:  04/11/2012 – 03/31/2016
    Chief Research Officer
    Foundation Fighting Blindness
    7168 Columbia Gateway Drive
    Columbia, MD  21046


  • Ann C. Zovein, M.D.
    Expertise:  Stem Cell/Developmental Biology/Regenerative Medicine
    Term:  04/01/2014 – 03/31/2018
    Assistant Professor
    University of California San-Francisco
    Cardiovascular Research Institute
    Division of Neonatology
    Department of Pediatrics
    SCVRB 352X, Box 3120
    555 South Mission Bay Boulevard South
    San Francisco, CA  94158

*Industry Representative
** Consumer Representative


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