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Graduate medical education in laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Cellular Therapy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, trains 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, you undertake projects that expose you to different 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 no certificate of added qualification (CAQ) or subspecialty certification 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.

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Stipend and benefits