Mayo Clinic trainee in Human Cellular Therapy Lab

Program description

The one-year Cellular Therapy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, has been developed to train specialists in the growing field of cellular therapy.

This fellowship provides comprehensive training in all aspects of cellular therapy, including in part:

  • Specific cellular therapies
    • Mesenchymal stromal cells
    • Dendritic cells
    • Hematopoietic progenitor cells
    • Chimeric antigen receptor T cells
  • Regulatory and accreditation requirements for cellular therapy programs
  • Quality systems
  • Facilities requirements
  • Investigational new drug applications
  • Ethics

Based on your long-term goals and prior experience, specific projects are undertaken to allow exposure to various stages of cellular therapies, such as preclinical work, trial design, investigational new drug (IND) submission, running an ongoing trial, and subsequent analysis of results.


Nationally, there is currently no certificate of added qualification (CAQ) or subspecialty certification offered for cellular therapy.

Program history

The Cellular Therapy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in July 2018. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

Academics ▸ Residencies and Fellowships ▸ Cellular Therapy Fellowship (Minnesota)