Johannes van der Loo, PhD

Director, Aseptic Processing Laboratories

Director, Vector Production Facility

Director, Research Viral Vector Core

Field Service Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-1066

Fax: 513-636-1446


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Development, scale-up and clinical production of viral vectors and cellular products


Dr. van der Loo has been employed by Cincinnati Children's since 2002 where he is the Director of the Aseptic Processing Laboratories, an ISO Class 7 and 8 cleanroom facility for the manufacture of GMP-grade viral vectors and manipulation of GMP/GTP-grade cellular products for phase I/II Clinical Trials in compliance US federal and European guidelines. In addition, he is the director of the Vector Production Facility, the director of the Research Viral Vector Core and the chair of the Cincinnati Children's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). His previous appointment as assistant professor (1998-2002) was with the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Transplantation, at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, in Minneapolis, MN. 

Dr. van der Loo is the director of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Aseptic Processing Laboratories, Vector Production Facility and Research Viral Vector Core.

Education and Training

BS: Biology, State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1983.

MS: Medical Biology, State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1987.

Teaching degree: Biology, State University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 1989.

PhD: Hematology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1995.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Hematology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1994-1998.


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Novel Scalable Vector Production Systems Development Core. Principle Investigator. CCTST PCS T1 Pilot Collaborative Studies Grant funded by Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award, NIH/NCRR. Jul 2013 - Jun 2015. 8UL1TR000077-04.