Volunteer Spotlight and Member Highlights
Exciting news! AABB’s Professional Engagement Program will be showcasing all of the great work our members do for AABB and the world at large.
Volunteer Spotlight will consist of a short Q&A with one of our members published each month in AABB News. Our members play an integral role here at AABB and we want to share their accomplishments.
Member Highlights can be any volunteer accomplishment directly involved with AABB and will change as new highlights are added. These highlights may range from publications, committee work, webinars and everything in between!
We are currently soliciting names of individuals to showcase for the coming year in either our Volunteer Spotlight or a Member Highlight capacities. If you or a fellow AABB member are interested, please email us at
Professional Engagement Program Volunteer Spotlight on
Wanxing Cui, MD, PhD
Scientific Director, Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
How long have you been an AABB member?
I have been an AABB member since 2012.
What volunteer activities are you currently active or have participated in within AABB?
I have worked as a mentor in the PEP Mentoring Program, an associate leader of the Asian Pacific Group, and a member of the planning committee for the upcoming “Manufacturing Cellular Therapies” workshop in the AABB 2019 annual meeting.
What motivates you to volunteer?
As an AABB member, I am inspired by the AABB core values- Respect, Integrity, Transparency, and Excellence (RITE). Without a doubt, the RITE values benefit all AABB members. In return, the RITE values motivate me to be a volunteer to maintain the RITE values.
How has your volunteer work impacted your professional work?
As a volunteer, I have connected with many people, including professional contacts. I have learned much from the other AABB members as mentors and colleagues, and my volunteer work always encourages me to stay in an active learning mode.
What have you learned from volunteering with AABB? And what advice would you give to someone interested in volunteering?
From my experience of volunteering with AABB, I have learned first-hand about my colleagues’ experiences. For example, in the PEP program, I learned from my mentee about many practical questions about what we need to answer. In the Asian Pacific Group, I learned from our speakers about where our front runners stand in our field. In the planning committee, I learned the processes behind organizing a workshop. Overall, I have had an unbelievably valuable experience by volunteering. My advice to someone interested in volunteering is always to seek to learn something new, and volunteering is the best way to learn and improve.
Where did you last travel to for vacation?
Shenyang, China, and Kyoto, Japan
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