Diane Kadidlo


Diane Kadidlo is the Director for Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics (MCT) at the University of Minnesota. She is responsible for the clinical manufacturing and product development of biotherapeutic agents produced at MCT. She oversees environmental monitoring, critical systems and all equipment for the MCT facility. She directs the development of research protocols to clinical status with oversight of scale up studies, budget development, project timelines, master batch production records, validation studies and clinical production.

Ms. Kadidlo also serves as the Technical Supervisor of the University of Minnesota Medical Center Cell Therapy Laboratory. The Cell therapy Clinical Laboratory performs somatic cell and tissue graft engineering for hematopoietic transplantation and immune adoptive therapies in support of the University of Minnesota Blood and Marrow Transplant program. She has over 20 years experience in cell and tissue manufacturing, regulation and quality assurance.