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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.

Chairperson ****
Lisa Butterfield, Ph.D.
Expertise: Tumor Immunology
Term: 11/28/2016-03/31/2023
Vice President, PICI Research Center
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
Tabassum (Taby) Ahsan, Ph.D.
Expertise: Bioengineering
Term: 05/17/2021-03/31/2024
Head of Biologics Analytical Development and Characterization,
Therapeutic Discovery at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

Kenneth I. Berns, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Virology, Viral Vectors and Gene Therapies
Term: 09/27/2018-03/31/2022
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
Christopher K. Breuer, M.D.
Expertise: General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Term: 06/07/2018-03/31/2022
Director of Tissue Engineering Program and Surgical Research
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
Columbus, OH 43215

Eric Crombez, M.D. ***
Expertise: Alternate Industry Representative
Term: 12/26/2019-03/31/2024
Chief Medical Officer
Ultragenyx Gene Therapy
Cambridge, MA 02139
Bernard Fox, Ph.D.
Expertise: Tumor Immunology/Cancer Therapies
Term: 01/27/2020-03/31/2023
Laboratory of Molecular and Tumor Immunology
Providence Portland Medical Center
Portland, OR 97213

Randy Hawkins, M.D. **
Consumer Representative
Expertise: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Term: 04/01/2021-03/31/2022
Private Practice
Inglewood, CA 90301
Jeannette Yen Lee Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 05/30/2019-3/31/2023
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D.
Expertise: Stem Cell Biology
Term: 06/07/2018-03/31/2022
Children’s Medical Center Research Institute
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75390
Geoffrey Martin Nichol, M.D., M.B.A.*
Expertise: Industry Representative
Term: 12/26/2019-03/31/2024
Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Research and Chief Medical Officer
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Novato, CA 94949

Mark C. Walters, M.D.
Expertise: Hematology and Oncology, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Stem Cell Biology
Term: 04/01/2018-03/31/2022
Jordan Family Director Blood and Marrow Transplantation
USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Oakland, CA 94609
Joseph Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Cardiology and Radiology
Term: 11/28/2016-03/31/2023
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

John A. Zaia, M.D.
Expertise: Virology and Infectious Disease
Term: 06/7/2018-03/31/2022
Director, Center for Gene Therapy, Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transfer.
Department of Hematology, Aaron D. and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Duarte, CA 91010
* Industry Representative
** Consumer Representative
*** Alternate Industry Representative
**** Chairperson

Prabhakara Atreya, Ph.D.

Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Jarrod Collier, M.S.
Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Committee Management Specialist
Joanne Lipkind

Division of  Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993


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