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Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy

Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy

Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy

Accelerating the development and testing of novel cell, gene and immune-based therapeutics that hold promise in the treatment of life-threatening diseases

Speeding translation of innovation to clinical care

The institute will build on existing strengths at the University of Minnesota, further develop high-tech core capabilities, and connect to industry partners with access to new technologies in order to speed translation of innovation to clinical care.

Director John Wagner, MD

John WagnerConnecting Clinical Research to Industry and Community

John Wagner, MD has been a key contributor to establishing the University’s international leadership in stem cell and umbilical cord blood transplantation. He is a professor of pediatrics, Co-Director of the Center for Translational Medicine, Program Co-Leader of Transplant Biology and Therapy within the Masonic Cancer Center and Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program from 2004 to July 2019.