NYSCF Remembers Dr. Ihor Lemischka

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) expresses deep sadness at the sudden passing of Ihor Lemischka, PhD, last week.

An internationally renowned scientist and advocate for stem cell research, Lemischka served on NYSCF’s Medical Advisory Board since its founding in 2005. He was an invaluable leader within our organization as well as the greater regenerative medicine community.

Lemischka’s research focused on hematopoietic stem cells and the mechanisms that control cell fate. His work paved the way for many breakthroughs in stem cell research and gene therapy.

“He was passionate, direct, and uncompromising in his beliefs,” said NYSCF CEO and Co-founder Susan L. Solomon. “His proteomics work was groundbreaking and his leadership is a tremendous loss to his family, friends, and the scientific community.”

Ihor’s enthusiasm for scientific progress was always apparent. He was optimistic about the future of the field and encouraging of those dedicated to better understanding how stem cells can be used to treat devastating diseases.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time.

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