Live Research Update: The Science Behind COVID-19 and Why Stem Cells Matter


May 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm


Virtual via Zoom

The COVID-19 pandemic is new to all of us, even scientists. NYSCF’s community of scientists has sprung into action against COVID-19 on many fronts, leveraging technologies and knowledge developed with the power of stem cells to accelerate understanding, diagnosis, and treatments.

NYSCF’s Senior Vice President of Research Scott Noggle, PhD led this interactive 45-minute webinar to showcase what we know about the biology of COVID-19, how our lab is using stem cell models to study the infection and its effects, and how the NYSCF community is uniting to combat the pandemic.

“The enthusiasm that my colleagues and researchers around the world have shown in coming together to address this disease has been very encouraging for me,” he remarked. “I look forward to working with all of them to try to find ways to prevent and treat this virus and to return people back to health.”

Read a Q&A version of Dr. Noggle’s talk here.

Watch the recording below:

Scott Noggle, PhD
Senior Vice President of Research, The NYSCF Research Institute

Scott Noggle is an experienced stem cell biologist who has spearheaded critical technologies to advance the field. He was a primary developer of The NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array®, the only fully automated robotic system of its kind for the accurate and reproducible generation of stem cell lines. His current work focuses on using stem cells to better understand and treat neurodegenerative diseases, primarily Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Noggle received his PhD from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his postdoctoral research at The Rockefeller University, where he studied stem cells and neurology. With his team at the NYSCF Research Institute, Dr. Noggle is using stem cells to create the types of lung cells that are impacted by the COVID-19 disease, which will be made available to COVID-19 researchers globally for use in testing therapies.

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