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Christina Basford

Christina Basford

    PhD
Manager | Brentford, England    United Kingdom
Genetics, Pharmacy And Medicine,...More
Genetics, Cell Biology,...More
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Biography :

Christina Basford studied for a PhD with Prof. Colin McGuckin at Newcastle University (2006-2010). Her thesis title was “Production of Stem Cell Populations from Umbilical Cord Blood for Regenerative Medicine” and the project had a dual focus: the automation of blood processing and stem cell enrichment, and cardiac differentiation of the umbilical cord blood derived stem cells.

She then went on to work as a post-doctoral research fellow with Prof. Michael Wheeler at the University of Toronto, where her research involved the derivation of pancreatic beta cells from adult stem cell sources, with a special interest in their function and characterisation relating to diabetes. She joined GSK in July 2013 where she worked as a cell process technologist within Advanced Therapy Delivery. Since 2015 she has led the Characterisation Sciences team within GSK’s Cell & Gene Therapy group, where the focus is to fully characterise the cells used in gene therapy products with the aim to to improve cell processing & inform comparability.

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Genetics, Pharmacy and Medicine, Cell and Developmental Biology

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Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cell Culture, Stem Cell, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Life Science, Genomics

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