Dr. Christina Celluzzi has a background in biomedical research which includes basic and applied research in cellular therapy (CT). She holds BS and MS degrees in Microbiology and earned her PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands where she studied malarial immunity. Her entry into cellular therapies began with seminal research at the University of Pittsburgh investigating the role of dendritic cells (DC) in cytotoxic T-lymphocyte induction in melanoma. She continued in CT with the development of DC closed-culture systems and supporting assays for clinical application as research scientist and faculty member at the American Red Cross Holland Biomedical Laboratory and University of Maryland School of Medicine. She applies her more than 30 years of experience to her current position at AABB serving as a resource to its many CT professionals – helping to create and develop projects, including the Cellular Therapies Certificate Program, as well as other activities for the biotherapies professional.