Participate in Research

The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute (NYSCF) advances innovative stem cell research in our state-of-the-art laboratory and through collaborations with scientists worldwide.

Scientific advancements would not be possible without the contribution of research volunteers.

Please see our study flyer. To learn more about participating in our research, including a new Parkinson’s disease project, contact the Clinical Research group.

For the new project, NYSCF will generate and study stem cell models of Parkinson’s disease from participants who carry a GBA mutation. NYSCF scientists will create induced pluripotent stem cell lines, repair the GBA mutations, and convert stem cells into neurons to study how the mutation affects cells. Using specialized technology, NYSCF hopes to identify hallmark features of this type of PD and pave the way for drug discovery.