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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: 2

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: Surgery and 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

Marshall E. Bloom, M.D.
Expertise: Virology 
Viral Vectors and Gene Therapies
Term: 04/01/2022–03/31/2026
Division of Intermural Research
Chief, Biology of Vector-Borne Viruses Section
Laboratory of Virology
Rocky Mountain Laboratories 
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Hamilton, MT 59840
Christopher K. Breuer, M.D.
Expertise: General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Term: 06/7/2018-03/31/2026
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: 9/19/2022-03/31/2024
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
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular and Tumor Immunology
Providence Portland Medical Center
Portland, OR 97213

Donald Kohn, M.D.
Expertise: Gene Therapies for Blood Diseases
Term: 8/23/22-3/31/25
Director, UCLA Human Gene and Cell Therapy Program
UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Jeannette Yen Lee Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 05/30/2019-03/31/2023
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR 72205

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: 8/23/22-3/31/25
Founder, ALD Connect, Inc.
35 Village Road, Suite 100
Middleton, MA 01949

Melanie Ott, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Virology and Immunology
Term: 04/01/2022-03/31/2026
Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94158
Nirali N. Shah MD, MHSc
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., F.A.A.N.
Expertise: Neurology
Term: 02/04/2022-03/31/2026
Professor and Chairman of Neurology
Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair
University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor
Department of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo/SUNY
Buffalo, NY 14202-1102
Joseph Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Cardiology and Radiology
Term: 04/01/2020-03/31/2023
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

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

Designated Federal Officer
Christina Vert, M.S.
Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (240) 402-8054
E-mail: CTGTAC@fda.hhs.gov
Committee Management Specialist
Tonica Burke, B.S.

Division of  Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & 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 & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
E-mail: CTGTAC@fda.hhs.gov
Committee Management Officer
LaShawn Marks
Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993 
Phone: (301) 796-0835
E-mail: CTGTAC@fda.hhs.gov
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