THE NEW YORK STEM CELL FOUNDATION INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM Scientists leading their generation in cutting-edge research
Cover: Kristen Brennand, PhD, 2013 NYSCF â€“ Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Image by: Veronica Szarejko
The New York Stem Cell Foundation is accelerating cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research.
NYSCF INNOVATOR COMMUNITY A global community of over 140 scientists leading their generation in cutting-edge research
The NYSCF Research Institute Laboratories conduct the most advanced human stem cell research and develop pioneering technologies for the field. Independent and privately funded, NYSCF takes a “team science” approach to advance cures, collaborating with leading global partners to unravel the root causes of disease through the power of stem cells.
The NYSCF Fellowship Program supports postdoctoral scientists at an early stage of their careers.These young researchers hold the potential to accelerate treatments and cures. The Program provides support for: • NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellows
The NYSCF Investigator Program supports early career scientists, creating and promoting a global community of leading stem cell and neuroscience researchers. The Program provides support for: • NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigators • NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigators • NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipients
NYSCF INVESTIGATOR PROGRAMS The NYSCF Investigator Programs support and encourage promising early career scientists whose cutting-edge research holds the potential to accelerate treatments and cures. The Programs provide critical seed funding to these outstanding scientists, supporting them as they move beyond their postdoctoral training to establish their own, independent research. The Programs provide support for: • NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Awards • NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Awards • NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize • NYSCF Research Institute Investigators
NYSCF â€“ ROBERTSON STEM CELL INVESTIGATOR AWARDS The NYSCF â€“ Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Awards provide five years of critical seed funding to outstanding early career scientists all over the world. The Program fosters bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance the understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease.
2016 NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL INVESTIGATORS MARIA BARNA, PHD Stanford University Dr. Barna is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics at Stanford University. Her lab focuses on the importance of ribosomes in cell communication to determine stem cell development and gene expression. She aims to show how ribosomes are involved in the remarkable diversity of cell types characteristic of normal embryonic development. She completed her postdoctoral studies at University of California, San Francisco.
MALIN PARMAR, PHD Lund University, Sweden Dr. Parmar is a Professor in the Cellular Neuroscience Department at Lund University, Sweden, where she is focusing on bringing new cell-based therapies for Parkinson’s disease to the clinic by replacing lost dopamine neurons with new, healthy cells. Her work in cellular reprogramming opens up the possibilities of personalized treatments of patients with healthy versions of their own cells. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Lund University, Sweden and Edinburgh University, Scotland. TAKANORI TAKEBE, MD Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Dr. Takebe is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Division of Developmental Biology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Associate Professor at Yokohama City University, Japan. His lab is developing and applying mini-organ technologies from human stem cells – namely organ bud transplants – in patients with a rare congenital metabolic disorder, ultimately expanding the clinical applications to diseases like liver cirrhosis. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Yokohama City University, Japan.
2015 NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL INVESTIGATORS MITCHELL GUTTMAN, PHD California Institute of Technology Dr. Guttman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. His lab aims to understand how lncRNAs, a class of noncoding genes described by Dr. Guttman, perform many jobs in the cell, among them regulating the plasticity of embryonic stem cells and controlling how stem cells become any other kind of cell. He completed his postdoctoral studies at MIT and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
JUSTIN ICHIDA, PHD University of Southern California Dr. Ichida is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he is focusing on using patient-specific disease modeling, next-generation sequencing, and chemical screening to identify disease mechanisms and new treatments for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and sensorineural hearing loss. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Harvard University.
KRISTY RED-HORSE, PHD Stanford University Dr. Red-Horse is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Stanford University, where her lab focuses on how cardiovascular stem cells behave in three dimensions and at the single cell level, bringing a high-resolution understanding of embryonic development to injury and disease models. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Genentech and Stanford University.
2014 NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL INVESTIGATORS VALENTINA GRECO, PHD Yale University Dr. Greco is an Associate Professor at Yale University where she is utilizing genetic, live imaging and genomic approaches to capture the emergence of cancer by live imaging to transform current therapeutic strategies to cure and prevent cancer. She received her PhD from European Molecular Biology Laboratory, and completed her postdoctoral training at The Rockefeller University.
JENNIFER E. PHILLIPS-CREMINS, PHD University of Pennsylvania Dr. Phillips-Cremins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania where her lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms that govern producing healthy neurons from stem cells and how these mechanisms go awry during the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. She received her PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed her postdoctoral training at Emory University and UMass Medical School.
FENG ZHANG, PHD Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology r. Zhang is a Core Member of the Broad Institute and the W. M. D Keck Career Development Professor of Biomedical Engineering at MIT where he is developing and applying disruptive technologies including optogenetics and genome engineering (TALEs and CRISPR) to understand nervous system function and disease. He received his PhD from Stanford University and completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard.
2013 NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL INVESTIGATORS KRISTEN BRENNAND, PHD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dr. Brennand is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where her research focuses on schizophrenia, a debilitating psychiatric disorder with no cure. She completed her postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
JACOB HANNA, MD, PHD Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Dr. Hanna is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, where he explores topics in embryonic stem cell biology, early embryonic development and the modeling of human diseases. His research holds the promise of creating powerful research models for degenerative and autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT.
JAY RAJAGOPAL, MD Harvard Medical School Dr. Rajagopal is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where his laboratory focuses on the application of stem cells and regenerative biology to human lung disease. He completed his postdoctoral research at Harvard University.
2012 NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL INVESTIGATORS DEEPTA BHATTACHARYA, PHD Washington University School of Medicine Dr. Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. His lab focuses on stem cell-based approaches for the treatment of immune deficiencies and on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of resistance to viral infections. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Stanford University.
DIETER EGLI, PHD The NYSCF Research Institute Columbia University Dr. Egli is a Senior Research Fellow at The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at Columbia University. His research focuses on the generation of therapeutically relevant cells for the treatment of diabetes. His work has relevance for the use of stem cells to study disease, screen for new drugs, and cell replacement therapy. His research creating patient-specific stem cells using the DNA of patients with type 1 diabetes, first published in Nature in October 2011, was named the #1 Medical Breakthrough of 2011 by TIME magazine, which also named him one of 2011’s People Who Mattered. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. He received a NYSCF - Druckenmiller Fellowship in 2008.
ALEXANDER MEISSNER, PHD Harvard University Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard r. Meissner is a Professor at Harvard University and a senior associate D member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is developing and applying next generation sequencing technologies to the human genome with the goal of better understanding normal and diseased cellular states and how to alter them. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT.
NYSCF – ROBERTSON NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATOR AWARDS The NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Awards provide five years of critical seed funding to outstanding early career scientists all over the world. The Program supports truly innovative neuroscientists whose research holds the potential to transform our fundamental understanding of the brain and how it functions.
2016 NYSCF – ROBERTSON NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATORS MARIA LEHTINEN, PHD Boston Children’s Hospital Dr. Lehtinen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on how cerebrospinal fluid regulates the development and health of the brain. By determining the mechanisms by which the cerebrospinal fluid delivers instructive cues for stem cells in the brain, her lab can provide the foundation for understanding normal brain development. She completed her postdoctoral studies at University of Helsinki, Finland and Boston Children’s Hospital.
CLAIRE WYART, PHD Brain & Spine Institute (ICM), France Dr. Wyart is an Independent Group Leader at the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM), France, where her team focuses on the presence of multiple signaling molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid that regulate complex behavior, such as appetite, locomotion, sleep and arousal, and sickness behavior. Her work aims to understand how the central nervous system can perceive and respond to internal state changes in both body and brain. She completed her postdoctoral studies at University of California, Berkeley and the Curie Institute, France.
MICHAEL YARTSEV, PHD University of California, Berkeley Dr. Yartsev is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at University of California, Berkeley. His lab uses neurophysiological, optogenetic, imaging and molecular techniques in a novel model system – the bat – to study the neurobiological basis of language learning in the mammalian brain and ultimately investigate a wide range of neurological disorders associated with language. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Princeton University.
2015 NYSCF – ROBERTSON NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATORS HILLEL ADESNIK, PHD University of California, Berkeley Dr. Adesnik is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at University of California, Berkeley, where he is focusing on revealing the neural basis of sensory perception at the synaptic, systems, and behavioral levels. He completed his postdoctoral studies at University of California, San Diego.
DRAGANA ROGULJA, PHD Harvard Medical School Dr. Rogulja is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, where her lab is focusing on the genetics of sleep regulation and the molecular regulatory mechanisms and neuronal circuitry of the sensory gating that takes place in the various stages of sleep. She completed her postdoctoral studies at The Rockefeller University.
2014 NYSCF – ROBERTSON NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATORS EDWARD CHANG, MD University of California, San Francisco Dr. Chang is a neurosurgeon, Chief of Epilepsy and Pain Neurosurgery and an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where he specializes in advanced clinical brain mapping methods, including awake speech mapping, to safely perform neurosurgical procedures in eloquent areas of the brain. He received his medical degree from UCSF, and completed his postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley.
LISA GIOCOMO, PHD Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Giocomo is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University, where her lab integrates a variety of disciplines and tools to study how single-cell biophysics and network dynamics interact to mediate spatial memory and navigation. She received her PhD at Boston University, and completed her postdoctoral studies at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
KAY M. TYE, PHD Massachusetts Institute of Technology r. Tye is an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of D Technology where her lab focuses on understanding how the brain processes the differences between positive and negative stimuli, and leveraging cutting-edge techniques to reprogram neural circuits to induce long lasting changes in behavior. She completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University.
2013 NYSCF – ROBERTSON NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATORS WINRICH FREIWALD, PHD The Rockefeller University Dr. Freiwald is an Associate Professor at The Rockefeller University where he heads the Laboratory of Neural Systems. His work focuses on the neural circuit mechanisms of face recognition, attention, and social cognition. He completed his postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard Medical School.
DANIEL HUBER, PHD University of Geneva, Switzerland Dr. Huber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Neurosciences at the University of Geneva, Swizerland, where his lab currently combines novel behavioral paradigms with electrophysiology and innovative optical imaging tools to study how different areas of the frontal cortex interact during decision-making and the control of goal-directed action. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and at the Janelia Farm Research Campus.
ZACHARY KNIGHT, PHD University of California, San Francisco Dr. Knight is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where his lab is developing new technologies for mapping neural circuits by sequencing RNA and using these tools to identify the cells that control innate behaviors such as feeding. He completed his postdoctoral research at The Rockefeller University.
MELISSA WARDEN, PHD Cornell University Dr. Warden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University and a Miriam M. Salpeter Fellow. Her work integrates neurophysiological, imaging, and cellular and molecular approaches to the understanding of neural circuits mediating reward, motivation, and learning. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University.
2012 NYSCF – ROBERTSON NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATORS CHRISTOPHER HARVEY, PHD Harvard Medical School Dr. Harvey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, where his lab focuses on understanding the neuronal circuit mechanisms underlying short-term memory and decision-making, using a range of imaging, electrophysiological, genetic, and behavioral approaches. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Princeton University.
MICHAEL A. LONG, PHD New York University School of Medicine Dr. Long is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Neuroscience and Otolaryngology at New York University School of Medicine. His work focuses on developing approaches that adapt modern imaging and electrophysiological tools to the study of neural circuits underlying the production of skilled motor behaviors. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
VANESSA RUTA, PHD The Rockefeller University r. Ruta is an Assistant Professor of Neurophysiology and Behavior D at The Rockefeller University, where her lab is using novel methods to trace and probe neural circuits to gain insight into the neural basis for innate and adaptive behaviors. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Columbia University.
NYSCF – ROBERTSON INVESTIGATOR ALUMNI The NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Alumni continue to participate in the greater Innovator community through The NYSCF Conference, the annual Innovators Retreat, and an ongoing series of collaborations and projects. They are part of a global network of scientists who are working to accelerate the path of research from bench to bedside.
NYSCF – ROBERTSON INVESTIGATOR ALUMNI 2011 N Y S C F – RO B E RT S O N S T E M C E L L I N V E S T I G ATO R A LU M N I PAOLA ARLOTTA, PHD Harvard University Professor
GABSANG LEE, PHD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Assistant Professor
RAVI MAJETI, MD, PHD Stanford University Associate Professor
2011 N Y S C F – RO B E RT S O N N E U RO S C I E N C E I N V E S T I G ATO R A LU M N I ED BOYDEN, PHD Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor
CHRISTOPHER GREGG, PHD University of Utah Assistant Professor
TAKAKI KOMIYAMA, PHD University of California, San Diego Associate Professor
GABY MAIMON, PHD The Rockefeller University Assistant Professor
2010 N Y S C F – RO B E RT S O N S T E M C E L L I N V E S T I G ATO R A LU M N I SHUIBING CHEN, PHD Weill Cornell Medical College Assistant Professor
DERRICK ROSSI, PHD Harvard University Associate Professor
PAUL TESAR, PHD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Associate Professor
MARIUS WERNIG, MD, PHD Stanford University Associate Professor
NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL PRIZE The NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize has been awarded annually since 2011 to an outstanding young stem cell scientist in recognition of significant and pathbreaking translational stem cell research. Each NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize recipient receives a monetary award to be used for research purposes as well as a sculpture from The New York Stem Cell Foundation.
NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL PRIZE RECIPIENTS 2016 FENG ZHANG, PHD Core Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Zhang and his lab pioneered the development of genome editing tools from CRISPR-Cas9. These tools are accelerating biomedical research around the world. In theory, CRISPR-Cas9 will give scientists the ability to change, delete, and replace genes, which will allow researchers to revolutionize treatment of disease. His methods are being used in immunology, clinical medicine, and cancer biology. Dr. Zhang is also widely recognized for his work in optogenetics, a powerful discipline that enables scientists to use light to study the behavior of individual neurons.
2015 FRANZISKA MICHOR, PHD Professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health For the development of novel, interdisciplinary approaches to treat cancer Dr. Michor has designed novel cancer drug treatment regiments, currently being tested in clinical trials. Her work will directly impact therapeutic paradigms in human diseases.
2014 MARIUS WERNIG, MD, PHD Associate Professor at Stanford University For a new method to generate neurons Dr. Wernig’s research focuses on reprogramming skin cells into functional neurons, and he and colleagues are currently conducting clinical trials to find treatments for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a rare tissue disorder.
2013 AMY J. WAGERS, PHD Professor at Harvard University For key insights into aging Dr. Wager’s work involves the regulation and therapeutic potential of blood and muscle forming stem cells, especially in the role of aging.
2012 KAZUTOSHI TAKAHASHI, PHD Junior Associate Professor at Kyoto University, Japan For the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells Dr. Takahashi’s lab is aiming to understand the mechanisms underlying the pluripotent state of stem cells. He is also looking to study the variations between cell lines that arise from different individuals.
2011 PETER J. COFFEY, DPHIL Professor at University College London, United Kingdom Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara For the first stem cell trial to treat blindness Dr. Coffey’s work using stem cells to halt visual deterioration and treat age-related eye diseases resulted in the first clinical stem cell trials to attempt to treat blindness.
NYSCF RESEARCH INSTITUTE INVESTIGATORS Since its inception, The NYSCF Research Institute has used private funds to advance the most cutting-edge stem cell research. With the generous support of private philanthropists, the NYSCF Research Institute Investigators are moving the field of stem cell research closer to the cures we need.
NYSCF RESEARCH INSTITUTE INVESTIGATORS GIUSEPPE MARIA de PEPPO, PHD The NYSCF Research Institute 2015 NYSCF – Ralph Lauren Investigator Dr. de Peppo is the NYSCF – Ralph Lauren Investigator at The NYSCF Research Institute, where he is focusing on engineering personalized bone substitutes for reconstructive therapies of the skeletal system, studying bone development and pathologies using patient-specific cells, and screening new drugs and testing biomaterials. Dr. de Peppo conducted his postdoctoral studies at The NYSCF Research Institute.
VALENTINA FOSSATI, PHD The NYSCF Research Institute Dr. Fossati is a Senior Investigator at The NYSCF Research Institute, where she is using skin samples from patients with multiple sclerosis to create the oligodendrocytes affected by disease. Dr. Fossati received a NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellowship in 2009 and conducted her postdoctoral studies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
BJARKI JOHANNESSON, PHD The NYSCF Research Institute Dr. Johannesson is an Investigator at The NYSCF Research Institute. He focuses on gaining a better understanding of why beta cells fail in diabetes as well as exploring ways to improve the survival of stem cell derived insulin producing cells after transplantation. He received his PhD from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Germany and a NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellowship in 2014.
AIQUN LI, PHD The NYSCF Research Institute Dr. Li is an Investigator at The NYSCF Research Institute. His research focuses on the generation of stem cell lines and dopamine neurons from Parkinson’s disease patients. These cells are used for modeling and studying the disease as well as for possible therapeutic transplantation. Dr. Li received his PhD from Shanghai Institutes for Biological Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
SCOTT NOGGLE, PHD The NYSCF Research Institute Dr. Noggle is Senior Vice President, Research at The NYSCF Research Institute, where his work focuses on using cell reprogramming to create new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and developing new stem cell technologies. He completed his postdoctoral research at The Rockefeller University, and previously was named the NYSCF – Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer’s Disease.
NYSCF INVESTIGATOR PROGRAMS
INSTITUTIONS OF CURRENT STEM CELL INVESTIGATORS Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard California Institute of Technology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Columbia University Harvard Medical School Harvard University Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Lund University, Sweden Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stanford University The NYSCF Research Institute University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California Washington University School of Medicine Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Yale University
INSTITUTIONS OF NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL PRIZE RECIPIENTS Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Harvard University Kyoto University, Japan Stanford University University College London, United Kingdom
Creating a global community of scientists leading their generation in cutting-edge research
INSTITUTIONS OF CURRENT NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATORS Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital Brain & Spine Institute (ICM), France Cornell University Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Institute of Technology New York University School of Medicine Stanford University The Rockefeller University University of California, Berkeley University of California, San Francisco University of Geneva, Switzerland
INSTITUTIONS OF ALUMNI INVESTIGATORS Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Harvard University Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stanford University The NYSCF Research Institute The Rockefeller University University of California, San Diego University of Utah Weill Cornell Medical College
IMPACT SINCE THE PROGRAM’S INCEPTION
DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL INVESTIGATORS NYSCF – ROBERTSON NEUROSCIENCE INVESTIGATORS NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL PRIZE RECIPIENTS NYSCF RESEARCH INSTITUTE INVESTIGATORS
YOUNG SCIENTISTS BEING TRAINED IN THEIR LABS
1650 TOTAL PUBLICATIONS
AWARDS & HONORS RECEIVED IN THEIR CAREERS
TALKS GIVEN ON THEIR EXCITING WORK
RESEARCH AREAS BY THE NUMBERS 9%
AREAS OF STUDY Aging Autoimmune Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases Diabetes
STEM CELL RESEARCH AREAS
Gene Editing/Human Genome Lung Diseases Macular Degeneration
Neurodegenerative Diseases Stem Cell Biology Tissue Engineering
3% Alzheimerâ€™s Schizophrenia
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Rare Diseases Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
20% AREAS OF STUDY
NEUROSCI EN CE RESEAR CH AR EAS
Neurobiology Neurotechnologies Development Learning & Memory
1. Dr. Peter J. Coffey; 2. Drs. Feng Zhang and Dieter Egli; 3. Drs. Marius Wernig, Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Lisa Giocomo, Valentina Greco, Kay M. Tye, and Edward Chang; 4. Dr. Alexander Meissner; 5. Drs. Deepta Bhattacharya and Ravi Majeti; 6. Drs. Kristy Red-Horse, Justin Ichida, Franziska Michor, Dragana Rogulja, and Hillel Adesnik; 7. NYSCF Innovators
NYSCF LEADERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS* NYSCF’S Board of Directors are leaders in medicine, the arts, and business. Their talents and experience, combined with an unwavering commitment to advancing stem cell research, guide the Foundation in realizing its mission. Roy Geronemus, MD, Chairman Susan L. Solomon, CEO Margo Alexander, Treasurer Anthony J. Carroll, Secretary (Ex-Officio) Peggy Brim Bewkes Marilyn G. Breslow Karen E. Burke, MD, PhD Paul Goldberger George Lazarus, MD Richard J. Massey, PhD
Paul M. Meister Stephen M. Ross Stephen M. Scherr Stuart Smith, DPhil Anita Volz Wien
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL* NYSCF’S Leadership Council members are valued ambassadors who are committed to funding and promoting the Foundation’s mission to accelerate stem cell research. Katherine Bristor and William Priest David A. Carmel Russell L. Carson Chuck Close Alan M. Cohen Shirley Cook Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Jodie and John Eastman Frank Gehry Lawrence E. Golub and Karen Finerman April Gornik Marlene Hess
Tania Higgins Dorothy Lichtenstein Sandra Lloyd Stephen Meringoff David Mitnick Nancy and Fred Poses Carol Roaman Julian Robertson Eric A. Rose, MD Jack Rudin Andy Russell Stephanie and Fred Shuman Alice Shure Barbara Stovall Smith Noelle and Dick Wolf
*as of 10/4/2016
NYSCF INNOVATORS NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigators • Maria Barna • Deepta Bhattacharya Kristen Brennand • Dieter Egli • Valentina Greco • Mitchell Guttman • Jacob Hanna Justin Ichida • Alexander Meissner • Malin Parmar • Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins • Jay Rajagopal Kristy Red-Horse • Takanori Takebe • Feng Zhang • NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigators Hillel Adesnik • Edward Chang • Winrich Freiwald • Lisa Giocomo • Christopher Harvey Daniel Huber • Zachary Knight • Maria Lehtinen • Michael A. Long • Dragana Rogulja Vanessa Ruta • Kay M. Tye • Melissa Warden • Claire Wyart • Michael Yartsev NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Alumni • Paola Arlotta • Ed Boyden • Shuibing Chen Christopher Gregg • Takaki Komiyama • Gabsang Lee • Gaby Maimon • Ravi Majeti Derrick Rossi • Paul Tesar • Marius Wernig • NYSCF Research Institute Investigators Valentina Fossati • Bjarki Johannesson • Aiqun Li • Scott Noggle • NYSCF – Ralph Lauren Investigator Giuseppe Maria de Peppo • NYSCF – Helmsley Stem Cell Investigator Alumni Valentina Fossati • Darja Marolt • NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellows • Laura Andres-Martin Dafne Campigli Di Giammartino • Panos Douvaras • Alexandre Gaspar Maia • Tae Wan Kim Hongda Li • Benjamin Lin • Ying Liu • Dominik Paquet • Brett Shook • Sjoukje van der Stegen NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellowship Alumni • Sriram Bandi • Zhongwei Cao • Ting Chen Elisa Cimetta • Dilek Colak • Francesco Paolo Di Giorgio • Raffaella Di Micco • Bi-Sen Ding Dieter Egli • Samantha England • Elena Ezhkova • Christopher A. Fasano • Nuria Flames Valentina Fossati • Tamar Hermesh • Ya-Chieh Hsu • Sarah X.L. Huang • Justin Ichida Keiichi Inoue • Daylon James • Bjarki Johannesson • Natalie Kim • Evangelos Kiskinis Fabien Lafaille • Dung-Fang Lee • Gabsang Lee • Larry Luchsinger • Darja Marolt Ian Martin • Maitane Ortiz-Virumbrales • Sandra Pinho • Christophe Raynaud Pantelis Rompolas • Marco Seandel • Jae-won Shim • Shivatra Noi Talchai • Wee-Wei Tee Maya Tevlin • Maria Themeli • George Kai Wang • Yingying Zhang • Giovanni Zito Oren Ziv • NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipients • Peter J. Coffey Franziska Michor • Kazutoshi Takahashi • Amy J. Wagers • Marius Wernig • Feng Zhang NYSCF Research Institute • Kennedy Agwamba • Lauren Bauer Vensand • Katie Brenner Dan Browne • Geoff Buckley-Herd • Stephen Chang • Sean DesMarteau • Panos Douvaras Dieter Egli • Eliana Forero • Donald Freytes • Yosif Ganat • Jordan Goldberg • Ya-Chu Juliana Hsu Christopher Hunter • Deanna Ingrassia • Tanya Jain • Travis Kroeker • Ilya Kruglikov Gregory Lallos • Sam Levy • Hector Martinez • Barry McCarthy • Paul McCoy Dorota Moroziewicz • Vignesh Nadar • Reid Otto • Daniel Paull • Brandon Pearl Gloria Perez • T.C. Ramaraj • Katie Reggio • Tomasz Rusielewicz • Ana Sevilla • Martina Sladkova Bruce Sun • Cecile Terrenoire • Michael Yaffe • Monica Zhou • Matthew Zimmer
The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Published on May 26, 2016
The NYSCF Investigator Program supports early career scientists, creating and promoting a global community of leading stem cell and neurosci...