Center for Cell Engineering

Center for Cell Engineering

Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens The CCE draws on physician-scientists from both Memorial Hospital and the Sloan Kettering Institute, such as (from left) Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain, and Renier Brentjens.

The Center for Cell Engineering (CCE) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was established to foster research on cellular therapies. Our goal is to expand cell engineering research through a collaborative synergy between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center physicians and scientists.

To attain this goal, the CCE is bringing together researchers who are investigating areas that encompass stem cell engineering, immune cell engineering, cell delivery and bone marrow transplantation, the transfer and regulation of genes in human cells, and gene repair. This physician-scientist partnership draws on researchers from both Memorial Hospital and the Sloan Kettering Institute and will ultimately allow us to devise and implement innovative clinical investigations.

Mission and Scope

Human cells are increasingly used as therapeutic agents. An expanding array of cell types are now under investigation for the treatment of cancer, genetic disorders, infectious diseases, and degenerative disorders. Our mission is to:

  • Bring together researchers who are investigating human stem cell and immune cell engineering, including all aspects that bear on the induction, isolation, expansion, genetic modification, transplantation, and functional monitoring of therapeutic cells.
  • Strengthen the continuum between biological, translational, and clinical aspects of cell engineering and cell therapies.
  • Implement safe and potent immunotherapies and stem cell therapies targeting a wide array of hematological and solid tumors.