Meet Melissa Nirenberg, MD, PhD, NYSCF’s Inaugural Chief Medical Officer

A long-time NYSCF collaborator and movement disorders specialist, Dr. Nirenberg brings her background as a physician-scientist to NYSCF, working with NYSCF scientists and external partners to translate their research into therapies and facilitate upcoming clinical trials.

Watch the video below to meet Melissa and learn why she joined the NYSCF team!

Dr. Nirenberg has interests in many aspects of neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders, including psychiatric, cognitive, and other non-motor manifestations of Parkinson’s disease. She has been a speaker at numerous national and international meetings, published extensively in the medical literature, and been recognized with awards for excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. She is also a board certified neurologist, fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine.

Prior to joining NYSCF, Dr. Nirenberg was an Associate Professor of Neurology and specialist in movement disorders at NYU. She pursued her undergraduate education at Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude with Distinction in English. She subsequently received an MD and a PhD in neuroscience from Weill Cornell. She completed a neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and a movement disorders fellowship at Columbia University.

Learn more about NYSCF’s recently expanded scientific leadership team

Diseases & Conditions:

Parkinson's Disease, Stem Cell Biology