Gene editing as a key enabler of allogeneic cell therapy
Cell & Gene Therapy Insights 2020; 6(4), 517–523
Published: 4 May 2020
Torsten Meissner obtained his PhD in biology at Free University, Berlin and moved on to do postdoctoral research in immunology and stem cell research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Torsten is currently an Instructor in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a Harvard Medical School affiliated research hospital. His research combines genome, cell, and tissue engineering with the overall goal to take down the immune barrier to transplantation. Torsten is currently developing methods to generate immune-silent, living blood vessels from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) that can be used for disease modeling and vascular reconstruction.