Date:November 08, 2012

Helen Heslop, MD

Helen Heslop, M.D.Dan L. Duncan Chair
Baylor College of Medicine

Interim Director,
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

Director
Adult Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, and Texas Children’s Hospital

Associate Director for Clinical Research
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine,
and Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Helen Heslop
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1640.06
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-824-4662
Fax: 832-825-4668
Email: hheslop@bcm.edu

About Dr. Helen Heslop

Dr. Helen Heslop’s research interests are in adoptive immunotherapy for malignancy and viral infections. Dr. Heslop oversees several peer-reviewed clinical research projects, including:

  • An NCI-funded program project grant (Enhancing T-Cell Therapy of Cancer),
  • A SPORE grant in Lymphoma, and
  • A Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) award.

Dr. Helen Heslop is a Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist and has extensive experience in mentoring both clinical and laboratory trainees. Dr. Helen Heslop is also the principal investigator on an NHLBI-funded training grant in Cell and Gene Therapy. She has extensive experience with clinical cell therapy studies, and serves with Dr. Malcolm Brenner and Bambi Grilley as sponsor for over 20 active cell and gene therapy therapy INDs.

Dr. Helen Heslop is the Interim Director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT).

Education

M.B.Ch.B. and M.D., Otago Medical School, New Zealand
Residency, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
Fellowship, Royal Free Hospital, London, England
Fellowship, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Board Certifications

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists (Hematology)
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Medicine/Hematology)

Selected Memberships

President, Foundation for Accreditation of Cell Therapy 2012-
Past President, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Elected to Association of American Physicians 2004
Co-Editor: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Associate Editor: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Molecular Therapy
Editorial Board, Cancer Gene Therapy, British Journal of Haematology, Blood, Cytotherapy
NCI Lymphoma Steering Committee 2009-
Co-chair Cell and Gene Therapy State of the Science Committee, BMT Clinical Trials Network

Clinical Interests

Immunotherapy of malignancies with antigen specific T cells
Immunotherapy with antigen specific T cells to prevent and treat viral infections post transplant

Research Interests

Adoptive immunotherapy for malignancy and viral infections
Clinical cell therapy studies

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