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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: 4

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

Tabassum (Taby) Ahsan, Ph.D. ****
Expertise: Biomedical Engineering
Term: 05/17/2021-03/31/2026
Vice President Cell and Gene Therapy Operations
City of Hope 
Duarte, CA  91010
Christopher K. Breuer, M.D.
Expertise: General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Term: 06/07/2018-03/31/2026
Director of Tissue Engineering Program and Surgical Research
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital  
Columbus, OH 43215

Donald B. Kohn, M.D.
Expertise: Gene Therapies for Blood Diseases
Term: 08/23/2022-03/31/2025
Distinguished Professor
Departments of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics; Pediatrics; and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Wendy B. London, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics, Clinical Trial Design, Oncology
Term: 04/01/2023-03/31/2027
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02215

Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D.
Expertise: Stem Cell Biology
Term: 06/07/2018-03/31/2026
Director
Children’s Medical Center Research Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75390
Kathleen O’Sullivan-Fortin, Esq.**
Expertise: Consumer Representative
Term: 08/23/2022-03/31/2025
Founder, ALD Connect, Inc.
Middleton, MA 01949

Melanie Ott, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Virology and Immunology
Term: 04/01/2022-03/31/2026
Director, Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology 
Senior Vice President, Gladstone Institutes
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94158
Nirali N. Shah, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Expertise: Hematology and Oncology 
Term: 02/04/2022-03/31/2026
Head, Hematologic Malignancies Section
Pediatric Oncology Branch
Lasker Clinical Research Scholar
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892

Gil I. Wolfe, M.D.
Expertise: Neurology
Term: 02/04/2022-03/31/2026
Professor and Chairman of Neurology
Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair
State University of New York Distinguished Professor
Department of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo/SUNY
Buffalo, NY 14202
Joseph Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Cardiology and Radiology
Term: 11/28/2016-03/31/2025
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

 
* Industry Representative
** Consumer Representative
**** Chairperson

Designated Federal Officer
Marie DeGregorio
Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (240) 402-4207
E-mail: CTGTAC@fda.hhs.gov
Committee Management Specialist
Tonica Burke, B.S.

Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (240) 402-0248
E-mail: CTGTAC@fda.hhs.gov

Director
Prabhakara Atreya, Ph.D.

Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993 
Phone: (240) 402-8006
E-mail: CTGTAC@fda.hhs.gov
Committee Management Officer
Joanna Malsch
Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993 
Phone: (301) 796-9020
E-mail: CTGTAC@fda.hhs.gov
 
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