The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Research Institute (NYSCF)
is proud to welcome

The 2022 Class of NYSCF — Druckenmiller Fellows

Spencer Haws, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Haws is examining how disrupted metabolism contributes to Fragile X Syndrome, the most commonly inherited form of developmental and intellectual disability.

Noopur Khobrekar, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Khobrekar is unraveling the complex genetic drivers of autism using stem cell models of the brain.

Sophie Morgani, PhD
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Morgani is studying the age-related loss of stem cells in the skeleton to identify ways to improve injury repair and long-term bone health.

Munisha Mumingjiang, MD, PhD
Cornell University
Dr. Mumingjiang is investigating which genetic factors are key for proper development of the placenta to help prevent adverse outcomes like preeclampsia and pregnancy loss.

Chandrika Rao, PhD
The NYSCF Research Institute
Dr. Dr. Rao is using patient-derived stem cells to study how microglia, the immune cells of the brain, contribute to neurodegeneration and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

About the NYSCF Fellowship Program

The NYSCF Fellowship Program is the largest dedicated stem cell fellowship program in the world. It was established in 2006, and was created to train and support young scientists in the pursuit of innovative and groundbreaking stem cell research. In addition to financial support, fellows are welcomed into NYSCF’s greater Innovator Community
which includes over 200 best-in-class stem cell scientists and neuroscientists based all around the world where researchers are provided additional opportunities for scientific growth and collaboration through an annual scientific retreat, the annual NYSCF Conference, mentorship opportunities, and career development training, among others.

The NYSCF Fellowship Program View the Brochure

NYSCF thanks Fiona and Stan Druckenmiller for their pioneering and long-standing support of this program.

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