UTHealth Cellular Therapy Core

Overview of Services


The Cellular Therapy Core (CTC) consists of the Judith R. Hoffberger Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory and the Evelyn H. Griffin Stem Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory. The Hoffberger laboratory is located on the 6th floor of the UT Medical School Building (MSB) and is focused on translating, scaling-up, validating and supporting IND applications (CMC section) of promising new therapeutic technologies developed by scientists and physicians at a pre-clinical level into clinical-grade processes that can be used to manufacture cell-based and/or tissue engineered products for clinical applications. The Griffin Laboratory is located on the 6th floor of the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB) and is an FDA-registered facility where tissues and organs are processed to produce cells for clinical applications in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).



Services provided by the Cellular Therapy Core include:

  • Early involvement of experts in regulatory issues and process development
  • Development and/or translation, optimization, scale-up and validation of manufacturing processes
  • Development and writing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Development and validation of protocol-specific quality control (QC) assays
  • Support of IND applications (CMC section)
  • cGMP-compliant manufacturing of clinical-grade cell and/or tissue engineering products


Fabio Triolo, Ph.D.
Director, Cellular Therapy Core
phone: (713) 486-2542 fax: (713) 486-2522
email: Fabio.Triolo@uth.tmc.edu


Charles S. Cox, Jr. Ph.D
Director, Children's Program in Regenerative Medicine
phone: (713)500-7300
email: charles.s.cox@uth.tmc.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


Available to support Clinical Trials needs on a 24/7 basis.


1941 East Road Houston, TX 77054

Links and Resources

Cellular Therapy Core Home Page

UT Health Home Page


Name Role Phone Email Location
Fabio Triolo, Ph.D.
MSB 5.284
Sufira Kiran
Associate Director, Quality Assurance
Christina Willingham
Senior Program Manager
MSB 5.230
Melisa Walker
Program Manager
3SCRB 6.3606-4

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