General Public

We engage the public with frequent opportunities to learn about important scientific advances, ask questions about breakthroughs in stem cell research, and discuss societal and ethical implications.

Conversations with Experts
Hear leaders in the field discuss their progress and perspective on how to accelerate cures for the major diseases of our time.

COVID-19 Vaccines, Variants, and Immunity (03/16/2021)

NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Alumnus Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, an expert immunologist at the University of Arizona who studies antibody responses to vaccines and infections, joins NYSCF CEO & Founder Susan L. Solomon, JD for a fireside conversation to talk about all things COVID-19 vaccines, variants, and immunity. Watch the panel.

Unlocking Rare Disease Treatments with Stem Cells (02/24/2021)

Stem cell research has opened a new window into rare diseases and treatment possibilities. Hear from Matt Wilsey (Grace Science Foundation), Leena Panwala (INADcure Foundation), and Daniel Paull, PhD (NYSCF) about the unique challenges faced by rare disease patients and how stem cell research is advancing treatments and cures. Watch the panel and read the summary.

COVID-19 Vaccines & Ending the Pandemic (01/14/21)

Hear from Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil, global health expert Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, NY COVID-19 Response Task Force member Gareth Rhodes, JD, and NYSCF CEO and Founder Susan L. Solomon, JD about the successes and challenges in vaccine distribution, and how we can chart a path back to ‘normalcy.’ Watch the panel and read the summary.

How Do We Ethically Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines? (01/07/21)

Now that vaccines have arrived, who is being prioritized on the vaccine list and how? Similarly, as lifesaving treatment breakthroughs emerge, how can we ensure that all vulnerable communities will benefit from them? Watch recording here.

A Fireside Chat with Moderna Founder Dr. Derrick Rossi (12/15/20)

Moderna founder, NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Alumnus, and NYSCF Board Member Derrick Rossi, PhD and NYSCF CEO & Founder Susan L. Solomon discuss exciting mRNA technology that has accelerated COVID-19 vaccines and what we can expect to see from these vaccines in the coming months. Watch recording here.

Updates on the COVID-19 Fight (08/27/20)

The NYSCF Innovator Community talk about the different stem cell models of COVID-19 they have developed, which are illuminating the ways the virus impacts our bodies and accelerating drug discovery. Watch recording here.

How Can Brain Inflammation Lead to Neurodegeneration? (07/30/20)

Why do neurons die in the brains of patients with diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s? Mounting evidence has implicated inflammation in the brain as a source of toxicity to neurons. Watch recording here.

Personalizing Cancer Care (06/04/20)

Recent breakthroughs that leverage the power of stem cells allow scientists to create patient-specific models of tumors called organoids, which offer scientists an unlimited supply of tumor tissue for research. Hear from our Women’s Reproductive Cancers Initiative leaders in cancer research and treatment for an interactive discussion on emerging opportunities to personalize cancer treatments. Watch recording here.

The Fight Against COVID-19 (04/23/20)

Hear from members of the NYSCF community on their promising new projects to accelerate treatments and diagnostics for COVID-19. Watch recording here.

Live Research Updates
Learn from NYSCF scientists about the latest advancements in disease research in Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, women’s reproductive cancers and more via live webinars.

The Science Behind COVID-19 and Why Stem Cells Matter (05/20/20)

NYSCF’s Senior Vice President of Research Scott Noggle, PhD leads this interactive 45-minute webinar to learn 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. Watch recording here.

Engineering Personalized Bone Implants (05/06/20)

Join Dr. de Peppo for this 45-minute webinar to hear about what his innovative work means for the future of bone implants, along with the various challenges he has overcome to bring his research closer to the clinic. Watch here.

Knowledge Center
Read and watch interviews with NYSCF researchers & collaborators, explanations of scientific discoveries, and more!

Highlights of the 2020 NYSCF Conference

Learn from the top minds in the field about the latest breakthroughs in translational stem cell research, including how stem cells are being used to illuminate disease mechanisms, discover new therapies, and advance precision medicine. Read the highlights and watch select panels.

Toward a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

For 98 years, we have used insulin therapy to treat the symptoms of type 1 diabetes (T1D), but there is still no cure for the disease. At a recent panel discussion held at the NYSCF Research Institute, scientists, clinicians, and patient advocates discussed the latest progress towards cures for T1D, including NYSCF’s work to develop a cell replacement therapy. Read more and watch the panel.

The Future of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s remains one of the most devastating diseases in the world, and though there are more than 44 million people with it worldwide, there are still no effective treatments or cures. If no breakthroughs are made, the disease will have cost us roughly one trillion dollars by 2030. What new treatment strategies are on the horizon for the millions of patients in need? Read more and watch the panel.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Hear from NYSCF scientists about the current state of regenerative medicine and its potential to cure diseases such as macular degeneration, bone diseases and injuries, neurodegenerative disorders, and more.

Family Stem Cell Day

NYSCF’s annual Family Stem Cell Day hosts over 100 students and parents in our laboratories, with how hands-on activities and conversations with researchers to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM. Watch videos!

Gene Editing and the Future of Human Health

CRISPR gene editing has revolutionized biomedical research in under a decade. Hear from scientists and bioethicists as they explore the implications of gene editing technology for science, medicine, and humanity.

Improving Outcomes for Women’s Reproductive Cancers

Women’s reproductive cancers – such as ovarian and cervical cancer – affect millions worldwide, but research and therapies are lagging behind. Discover how stem cells are shifting paradigms in the way these cancers are studied and treated with a discussion featuring members of NYSCF’s Women’s Reproductive Cancers Initiative. Read more.

Bringing Stem Cell Science to Patients

Hear from stem cell researchers and NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Alumni Drs. Derrick Rossi and Paul Tesar about the science behind 4 innovative biotech companies that are advancing innovative therapies.

The Power of Stem Cell Avatars

Hear from NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon at Business Insider’s IGNITION conference about how stem cells allow scientists to create living avatars of patients, opening the door for better understanding of disease and personalized treatments.

What is Stem Cell Tourism?

Join members of the John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, patient advocates, and scientists to unpack issues surrounding ‘stem cell tourism’ — when clinics offer unapproved, dangerous stem cell treatments at high prices to exploit desperate patients. Read the summary of the event.

Mapping and Repairing the Brain

NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Alumnus Dr. Ed Boyden of MIT has spearheaded many out-of-the-box projects – everything from controlling brain activity with light to producing a movie aimed at treating Alzheimer’s. Watch Dr. Boyden describe his unique and exciting work.

The Power of CRISPR with Feng Zhang

NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Alumnus Dr. Feng Zhang of MIT is a pioneer in CRISPR gene editing technology. Listen to Dr. Zhang tell the story of discovering CRISPR and the many ways to leverage this tool to understand and treat disease.