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Spotlight Speaker – Pankaj Mandal, Ph.D.

Presentation Title: Gene Therapy and Genome Editing-based novel therapeutics
Presentation Date and Time: March 12 at 3 PM ET, Q&A to follow at 3:25 PM ET


Pankaj K. Mandal, PhD is a Senior Staff Fellow in the Tumor Vaccines and Biotechnology Branch (TVBB), Division of Cellular Gene Therapies (DCGT) in the Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT) at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). His research interests include understanding hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology and developing genetically engineered HSC-based therapeutics. 

Dr. Mandal received his Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich (2009). His postdoctoral research training at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital (2010-2014) was focused on studying cellular reprogramming, generating HSC-specific reporter strains of mice, and evaluating the efficacy of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human cells. From 2014-2018, he served as an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He joined DCGT in 2019. In his current role as Senior Staff Fellow at DCGT, Dr. Mandal leads a research group studying advanced manufacturing of CRISPR-edited HSC-based therapeutics.

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