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Dr Luca Biasco
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  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
  • Visiting Professor
  • Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Dept
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

19 years of professional experience 

I am a honorary appointee Visiting Professor at University College of London (UCL) under the Gene Therapy program of the Institute of Child Health (ICH) of the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). I am also directing a R&D department for the gene therapy company SANA Biotechnology in Cambridge MA, US

Recent Relevant Work Experience:

I directed the vector safety team for the Gene Therapy program at Boston Children's Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I also led a research laboratory at Harvard Medical School investigating the properties of stem cell gene therapy products and their in vivo dynamics upon infusion in humans.

I generated the safety data for the marketing authorization of Strimvelis™, the first commercially approved ex vivo stem cell gene therapy in the world, distributed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). I was also a consultant of GSK for the safety of lentiviral gene therapy for Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome. 

Career path:

Medical Biotechnology degree

Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology 

Post-Doc fellow

Project Leader

Group Leader


Assistant Professor

Director/ Honorary Senior Research Associate

Senior Director/ Honorary Senior Research Associate

Executive Director/ Visiting Professor

Previous International working experiences at: 

- National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Bethesda,US) 

- Nationales Zentrum für Tumorerkrankungen (NCT)

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)(Heidelberg,Germany)

Research Summary
Pioneering clonal tracking studies of genetically engineered cells in humans. 
Main areas of investigations are hematopoietic stem cells biology, immunology and gene therapy.
Teaching Summary

Lecturer/Teacher experience:
- Corso di Terapia Genica, Vita-Salute University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
- Corso di Genetica Medica, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambin Gesù, Rome, Italy
- Master in Scientific Digital Journalism, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
- 4th Royan Summer School, Royan Stem Cell Institute ,Tehran, Iran
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Course (Module CELL0012), University College of London (UCL), UK

01-AUG-2022 Visiting Professor ICH-GOSH UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2019 – 01-AUG-2022 Honorary Senior Research Associate ICH-GOSH UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2016 – 01-AUG-2019 Senior Research associate ICH-GOSH UCL, United Kingdom
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