2023 Speakers

Take a look at the speakers who will be joining us in Miami!

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Alex Bloom

Senior Vice President, Technical Operations • AviadoBio
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Alex Dahmani

Director of Business Development • Adaptive Biotechnologies
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Allen Feng

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer • HebeCell Corp
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Allyson Berent

Chief Science Officer • Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics
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Amit Agarwal

Managing Director • Deloitte
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Amritha Jaishankar

Executive Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Center • IQVIA
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Amy DuRoss

President, Cell and Gene Therapy • CSafe Global
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Amy House

Integration & Transition Lead, Former: Senior Director, Chief of Staff to Chief Medical Officer • Gyroscope
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Ana Rosa Sáez Ibáñez

Research Analyst, Clinical Accelerator and Venture Fund • Cancer Research Institute
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Andreas Kouri

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Logistics • ElevateBio
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Andrew Olaye

Executive Director, Market Access & Partnerships EMEA • Orchard Therapeutics
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Andy Holt

Chief Commercial Officer • Cellistic
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Angela Justice

Chief People Officer • TCR2 Therapeutics
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Anne Rowzee

Associate Director for Policy, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies • FDA
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Anthony Davies

Founder & Chief Executive Officer • Dark Horse Consulting
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Arnaud Deladeriere

Director of Process Development • Triumvira Immunologics
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Arthur Stril

Chief Business Officer • Cellectis
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Arun Das

Chief Business Officer • Cabaletta Bio
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Åsa Hagner Mcwhirter

Principal Scientist • Cytiva
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Azadeh Golipour

Chief Technical Officer • AVROBIO
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Becky Johnson-Kent

Vice President, Europe & Women in Advanced Therapies (WiAT) Programme Lead • Phacilitate
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Benoit Bossuge

Head of Strategic Sourcing • CRISPR Therapeutics
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Beth Gardner

Senior Director, Patient Supply • Beam Therapeutics
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Boro Dropulic

Executive Director • Caring Cross
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Brad Carlin

Senior Advisor, Statistics and Data Science • PharmaLex GmbH (Biopharma excellence)
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Brahm Goldstein

Vice President, Research and Development, Hematology • CSL Behring
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Bruce Levine

Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy; President, International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy • University of Pennsylvania
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Bryan Poltilove

Operational Partner • Broadoak Capital Partners
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Cameron Gardner

Director of Research • JURA Bio
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Carl H. June

Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at the Perelman School of Medicine • University of Pennsylvania
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Chris Brown

Director of Discovery • Metagenomi
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Chris McClain

Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development  • Be The Match BioTherapies
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Chris Min

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer • Longeveron
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Cintia Piccina

 • AdaptImmune
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Courtney Horvarth

Global Head of Strategy, Planning & Operations, Translational Medicine & Childhood Cancer Advocate • Novartis
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Courtney Wells

Senior Vice President, Development Operations • Talaris Therapeutics
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Cynthia Pussinen

Chief Technical Officer • Spark Therapeutics
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Dan Kemp

President and Chief Executive Officer • Wugen
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Dan Strange

Chief Technology Officer • Cellular Origins, A TTP Company
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Dave Lennon

Chief Executive Officer • Satellite Bio
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David Barrett

Chief Executive Officer • Mayo Clinic
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David Chang

Chief Executive Officer • WuXi Advanced Therapies
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David Hermanson

Senior Manager, CGT Applications • Bio-Techne
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David Hodl

Head of Business Development • Invetech
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David Sheehan

President & Chief Executive Officer • Nucleus Biologics
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David Sourdive

Co-Founder and EVP CMC & Manufacturing • Cellectis
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David Yoder

Senior Manager of Product Strategy • Aldevron
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Dominic Clarke

Chief Technical Officer, Cell and Gene Therapy • Discovery Life Sciences
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Don Healey

Chief Technology Officer • Adicet Bio
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Emily Chee

General Manager, Americas • Novartis Global Biotech Cooperations
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Emily McGinnis

Chief Patient Officer • Taysha Gene Therapies
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Emma Bjorgum

Vice President, Client Services, DNA • Aldevron
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Eric Hacherl

Vice President, Head of Manufacturing • Spark Therapeutics
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Erin Leckrone

Senior Director Clinical Trials • Be The Match BioTherapies
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Essra Ridha

Chief Medical Officer • AVROBIO
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Eytan Abraham

Vice President & Business Head, Cell Therapy, Gene Therapy • Nucleic Acids
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Fabio Fachin

Head of Cell Therapy Process Development, Automation and Digital Technologies • Takeda
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Farah Speer

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Relations • AviadoBio
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Faraz Ali

Chief Executive Officer • Tenaya Therapeutics
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Fran Gullo

Scientific Director, Gift of Life Center for Cell and Gene Therapy • Gift of Life Biologics
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Frank Borriello

Chief Executive Officer • Alloplex Bio
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Frank Thielmann

Head Lean, Global Operational Excellence • Takeda
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Fred Chereau

Founder and Chief Executive Officer • LogicBio Therapeutics
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Friedrich Graf Finckenstein

Chief Medical Officer • Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc
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George Buchman

Vice President, Pre-Clinical and Process Development • Catalent Cell and Gene Therapy
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Glenn Lumpkin

Director of Technical Services • CAI
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Gregg Nyberg

Chief Technology Officer • Landmark Bio
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Gregory Fiore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer • Exacis Biotherapeutics
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Gwen Binder

President, Science & Techology • Cabaletta Bio
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Gwen Nichols

Chief Medical Officer • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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Hanna Lesch

Chief Technology Officer • Exothera
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Heather Stefanski

Vice President Medical Services • Be The Match BioTherapies
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Irina Kadiyala

Senior Director & Head, Heme Process Development • Vertex Cell and Gene Therapies
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J Kelly Ganjei

President and Chief Executive Officer • AmplifyBio
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Jaeseung Lim

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Scientific Officer • Cellatz Therapeutics
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James Kusena

Vice President, Bioprocessing & Applications • MicrofluidX
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James Miskin

Chief Technical Officer  • Oxford BioMedica (UK) Ltd
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Jason B. Litten

Chief Medical Officer • Chimeric Therapeutics
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Jean Stanton

Director, Global Cell Collection • Janssen
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Jeff Liter

President and Chief Executive Officer • Luminary Therapeutics
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Jeff Masten

Chief Operating Officer • Theragent
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Jeffrey Boyd

Partner, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice • Heidrick & Struggles
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Jennifer Chow

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director • Chimeric Therapeutics
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Jennifer Fenwick

Senior Manager, Personalized Supply Chain • World Courier
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Jenny Holt

Senior Vice President, Programme and Portfolio Management • Ray Therapeutics
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Jenny Ligon

Associate Director, Workforce Development • National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM)
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Jian Irish

President and Chief Operating Officer • Metagenomi
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Joanne Brewer

Chief Scientific Officer • AdaptImmune
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John Balchunas

Workforce Director • The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)
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John Campbell

Director, Tissues, Cells & Advanced Therapeutics • Scottish National Blood & Transplant Service
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John Lee

Senior Vice President of Cell Therapy • Center for Breakthrough Medicines
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John Maslowski

Chief Commercial Officer • Forge Biologics
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John Rasko

Professor • University of Sydney
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Jörg Schneider

Director, Principal Consultant • BioPharma Excellence
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Joy Aho

Director of Product Management • Be The Match BioTherapies
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Judith Koliwer

PhD Principal Consultant, Cell & Gene Therapy  • Körber Pharma Software
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Julie G. Allickson

Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine & Associate Professor of Regenerative Medicine • Mayo Clinic
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Julie Lenzer

Chief Innovation Officer • ARMI | BioFabUSA
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Justin McCue

Chief Technical Officer • Avectas
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Karen Walker

Chief Technical Officer • Kyverna Therapeutics
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Kent Thorup

Regional Vice President • QuickSTAT Global Life Science Logistics
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Kevin Ramdas

Director, Clinical Operations • Longeveron
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Kim Raineri

Chief Technology Officer • Aspen Neuroscience
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Kimberly Goodspeed

Assistant Professor • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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Kimberly Negrin

Business Unit Leader • Stoic Bio
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Kristin Viswanathan Wolff

Vice President, Market Access  • bluebird bio
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Kristy Shipulski

Vice President, Supply Chain Management • Vertex Cell and Gene Therapies
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Lara Silverman

Founder • LIS BioConsulting
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Leela Paris

Vice President, Process Engineering and Manufacturing, VCGT CMC Cell Manufacturing, • Vertex Cell and Gene Therapies
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Lesley Chan

Director of Process Innovation • bluebird bio
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Li Ou

Vice President • Genemagic Bio
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Lili Belcastro

Senior Principal Scientist, Cell and Gene Therapy Raw Materials • Bristol Myers Squibb
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Lior Raviv

Chief Technical Officer • Pluri
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Lisa Deschamps

Chief Executive Officer • AviadoBio
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Lisa McClain-Moss

Vice President, Manufacturing • Longeveron
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Lisa Ward

Co-Founder • Tough2gether Against DIPG/DMG
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Lung-I Cheng

Vice President, Cell and Gene Therapy • AmerisourceBergen
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Lydia Jordan

Principal Investigator, CGT Clinical Supply Chain Lead • GlaxoSmithKline
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Maia Hansen

Chief Operating Officer • Athersys
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Marc Wolfgang

Vice President of Technical Development • BioNTech
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Mark Sawicki

President & Chief Executive Officer • Cryoport Systems
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Mark Truscheim

Strategic Director, NEWDIGS Initiative Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies • Tufts Medical Center
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Marlin Frechette

Chief Quality & Compliance Officer • Fujifilm Irvine Scientific
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Matthew Hewitt

Executive Director, Scientific Services, Cell and Gene Therapy • Charles River
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Matthew Hewitt

Executive Director, Scientific Services, Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT) • Charles River
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Matthew Lakelin

Co-Founder, Vice President of Scientific Affairs & Product Development • TrakCel
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Matthew Li

Director, Cell Therapy CMC • Tome Biosciences
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Matthew Toomey

Business Development Director • Merit
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Matthew Weaver

Senior Director, Process Development • Spirovant
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Mayasari Lim

Associate Director, Custom Business • Fujifilm Irvine Scientific
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Meghan Verschoor

Associate Director, Data Sciences  • Turnstone Bio
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Michael E. Meyers

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking; Interim Chief Executive Officer, Cell BT • H.C.WainWright&Co
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Michael Lawlor

Professor • Medical College of Wisconsin
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Michael Von Forstner

Global Head of Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance • Biogen
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Michalle Adkins

Director, Life Sciences Strategy • Emerson
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Miguel Forte

President Elect • International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy
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Mona Jhaveri

Senior Vice President, Technical Operations • Music Beats Cancer
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Neal Flomenberg

Chief Scientific Officer • Tevogen
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Nicole Paulk

Professor • University of California San Francisco
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Nisha Durand

Principal Research Technologist  • Mayo Clinic
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Ohad Karneili

Chief Executive Officer • Adva Biotechnology
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Olivier Negre

Chief Scientific Officer • Smart-Immune
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Øystein Åmellem

Director, Cell Biology • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
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Pascal Touchon

President and Chief Executive Officer • Atara Biotherapeutics
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Pete Robinson

Vice President, Medical and Scientific Management, Head, Cell and Gene Therapy Consortium • Syneos Health
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Peter Olagunju

Chief Technology Officer • TCR2 Therapeutics
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Peter Walters

Fellow, Advanced Therapies • CRB
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Peter Zandstra

Professor • University of British Columbia
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Phyllis I. Warkentin

Chief Medical Officer • Foundation for Accreditation Cellular Therapy (FACT)
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Pierre Boulas

Head of Medical Devices and Packaging Development • Biogen
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Raisa Lowe

Vice President, Head of CMC and Quality • Arbor Biotechnologies
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Ramin Baghirzade

Senior Director, Gene Therapy  • Charles River
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Ramona Repaczki-Jones

Senior Director, Commercial Treatment Center Operations, Cell Therapy • Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc
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Rebecca Lim

Senior Vice President – Scientific Affairs • Prescient Therapeutics
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Ricardo Baptista

Chief Technology Officer • Alder Therapeutics
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Rob Tressler

Chief Scientific Officer • Excellos
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Robert Hughes

Vice President & General Manager • Miltenyi Biotec
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Robert Newman

Chief Scientific Officer • Fujifilm Irvine Scientific
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Roel Gordijn

Chief Commercial Officer • Polyplus
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Ronit Slotky

Director, Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility • Hackensack University Medical Center
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Ryan Crisman

Chief Technical Officer • Umoja Biopharma
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Ryan Leahy

Vice President of Research • Phacilitate
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Ryan Saadi

Founder, Chair and Chief Executive Officer • Tevogen
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Samik Basu

Chief Scientific Officer • Cabaletta Bio
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Samik Upadhaya

Assistant Director of Scientific Affairs • Cancer Research Institute
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Sarah Busch

Vice President of Regenerative Medicine, Head of Nonclinical Development • Athersys
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Scott Bertch

Executive Director, Clinical Site Head • Tenaya Therapeutics
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Scott Gottesman

Vice President, Human Resources • AVROBIO
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Scott Jones

Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer • BioBridge Global
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Sean McAuliffe

Chief Commercial Officer • Taysha Gene Therapies
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Serene Forte

Senior Vice President and Head of Genetic Medicine • RELIEF Therapeutics
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Sharon Hesterlee

Executive Vice President, Chief Research Officer • Muscular Dystrophy Association USA
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Shreenal Patel

Executive Vice President, Patient Supply • Achilles Therapeutics
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Stephen Sullivan

Founder • Lindville Bio
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Steve Doares

Senior Vice President US Manufacturing and Head of Raleigh Allogeneic CAR-T Facility • Cellectis
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Steve Kanner

Chief Scientific Officer • Caribou Biosciences
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Stuart Gibb

Scientific Strategy Lead • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies
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Sujay Kango

Chief Executive Officer • Tmunity
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Sumit Verma

Senior Vice President, Commercial Manufacturing • Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc
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Susan B. Nichols

Chief Business Officer • ViroCell Biologics
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Suyash Prasad

Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research & Development • AviadoBio
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Sven Kili

Chief Executive Officer • Antion Biosciences
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Tay Salimullah

Vice President, Head of Global Value & Access, Novartis Gene Therapies  • Novartis
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Teonna Woolford

Chief Executive Officer • Sickle Cell Reproductive Health Education Directive
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Thomas Bollenbach

Chief Technology Officer • ARMI
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Tiffany M. Clement

Cell Therapies Core Inventory Management & Support Services Manager • Moffitt Cancer Center
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Timothy D. Hunt

Chief Executive Officer • Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
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Tom Whitehead

Founder • Emily Whitehead Foundation
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Tony Ward

Chief Technology Officer • Curate Biosciences
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Tony Wells

CEO • Merit
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Troels Jordansen

Chief Executive Officer • GlycoStem
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Vincent Ling

Senior Director • Takeda
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Vishal Agrawal

Vice President, CMC and Process Development • Eikonoklastes Therapeutics
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Will Junker

Head of Vector Manufacturing Quality • Kite Pharma
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Wilson Bryan

Director, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies • FDA
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Wolfgang Künnecke

Vice President of Bioanalytics • 908 Devices
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Xavier De Mollerat Du Jeu

Senior Director of Research and Development • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
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Yossi Schwartz

Professor, Pathology, Molecular and Cell Based Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine • Mount Sinai Health System
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Zankar Desai

Assistant Technical Director, Cell Therapy Testing Lab • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Zhimei Du

Vice President, Translational Research and Early Development • Landmark Bio