Lizette has worked in the cellular therapy field for the last 24 years, first managing the cellular therapy laboratory at Florida Hospital, Orlando, and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Laboratory at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. She was responsible for quality control, research and developmental of new instruments and techniques, training employees, and development and revision of laboratory procedures. Most recently they joined Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson) as an Associate Director, CAR T Apheresis Site Liaison. Their position serves as a cross-functional, point of contact within Janssen for operational and technical aspects of collections and cryopreservation of apheresis starting material.
Lizette is an active member of the International Society of Cellular Therapy (ISCT) where they hold the position of Secretary for the Executive Management Committee for 5 years. They have experience as a FACT inspector for cellular therapy processing facilities, having completed more than 20 inspections during the last 15 years.