Explore the Cellular Therapeutics & Transplantation Laboratory

Overview

The Cellular Therapeutics & Transplantation Laboratory (CTTL) team plays an integral part in stem cell processing, transplant infusions and bone marrow harvests at Mass General Cancer Center. Technologists also participate in numerous immunotherapy clinical trials to aid in the progression of research and improve patients’ lives.

All cellular products are processed by the lab’s technologists prior to infusion. Technologists handle products ranging from autologous to allogeneic stem cells, cord blood cells and immune effector cells, such as CAR-T cells. They assist with bone marrow collections, and process and assist in the transplantation of these cellular products. Depending on the compatibility of the product to the recipient, the technologist may perform lengthy processing procedures prior to infusion.

Meet the Team

Thomas Spitzer, MD

Thomas Spitzer, MD
Medical Director

 

 

Rachel Nicholson

Rachel Nicholson, MLS(ASCP)CM
Supervisor

 

 

Anadelina Bloise

Anadelina Bloise, MLS(ASCP)CM
Technical Specialist

 

 

Alexandria Burke

Alexandria Burke
Cellular Processing Technologist I

 

 

Laura Demee

Laura Demée, MLS(ASCP)CM
Cellular Processing Technologist I

 

 

Abigail Krouson

Abigail Krouson, MLS(ASCP)CM
Cellular Processing Technologist II

 

 

Katie Su

Katie Su, MLS(ASCP)CM
Cellular Processing Technologist II

 

 

Arib Alluhaydan

Arib Alluhaydan, MSc, MLS(ASCPi), CQPA(ASQ)
Quality Assurance Specialist

 

 

Nicole Hartford

Nicole Hartford, CT(ASCP)CM
Quality Assurance Specialist

 

 

Breagh MacDonald

Breagh MacDonald
Senior Clinical Research/Financial Coordinator

 

 

Resources

Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Learn about the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Mass General Cancer Center.

Cellular Immunotherapy Program

Cellular Immunotherapy Program

Learn about the Cellular Immunotherapy Program at Mass General Cancer Center.

CAR T-Cell Therapies

CAR T-Cell Therapies

Learn about CAR T-Cell Therapies available at Mass General Cancer Center.