Dr. Carolyn Lutzko


Dr. Lutzko has twenty years of experience in the development of cell, gene and immuno -

therapies for genetic disease and cancer. Her studies have focused on understanding the

biology of stem cell populations and their potential development as therapeutics. In 2010

she joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

where she is currently the Director of Translational Development and the Cell Manipulations

Laboratory. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati

and Division Director of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies at the University of

Cincinnati’s Hoxworth Blood Center.

Education and Training

University of Guelph, B.Sc. Hon, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 1992

University of Toronto, Ph.D., Department of Laboratory Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1999

University of Southern California, Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Research Immunology/BMT, Los Angeles, California 1999-2002

Honors and Awards

  • Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship, University of Guelph, Canada, 1987
  • Graduated from Honor’s Bachelor of Science, With Honor’s, University of Guelph, Canada, 1992
  • Farber Award for Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada, 1994
  • Open Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada, 1995-98
  • American Society of Hematology Travel Award, 1996
  • Canadian Hematology Society Award – Best Hematology Trainee Oral Presentation at the Canadian Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1998
  • Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Toronto, Canada, 1998-99
  • Career Development Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, California, 2000-02
  • Career Development Fellowship, Immune Deficiency Foundation, 2001-02
  • Research Career Development Award, Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los
  • Angeles, University of Southern California, 2008-10