Meet the 2020 Class of NYSCF — Druckenmiller Fellows
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute (NYSCF) is proud to welcome the 2020 class of NYSCF — Druckenmiller Fellows.
Katie Cockburn, PhD
Dr. Cockburn is studying skin cells to better understand how we can treat chronic wounds and prevent diseases like skin cancer.
Hiroko Nobuta, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Nobuta is developing new, cost-effective methods to fast forward the drug discovery for brain disorders like multiple sclerosis.
Katherine S. Stewart, PhD
The Rockefeller University
Dr. Stewart is studying how hair follicle stem cells eat dead and dying cells and how that keeps our skin healthy.
Yongjin Yoo, PhD
Dr. Yoo is studying human brain stem cells to develop a therapeutic for 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 nearly 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.
NYSCF thanks Fiona and Stan Druckenmiller for their pioneering and long-standing support of this program.