“I started NYSCF because I believed that stem cells are our best hope to find new treatments for diseases affecting ourselves and our loved ones.”
Susan L. Solomon, JD
Founding CEO

Our unique strengths and pioneering accomplishments to date include:

Our NYSCF Innovator community of NYSCF Research Institute scientists and career grant recipients has already developed over 20 therapies that are in or moving toward clinical trials for chronic and degenerative diseases, including ALS, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and macular degeneration.

At the NYSCF Research Institute in Manhattan, we have over 90 biologists, engineers, and computer scientists, all coordinating and collaborating under one roof to turn basic research into life-saving treatments as quickly as possible.

We developed a fully-automated robotic system for creating hundreds of stem cells, and also specialized cells, at a time. This unprecedented scale allows us to represent the diversity of large patient populations, which is essential for understanding why diseases affect us differently, and also when testing drugs to know which work best for which patient.

Because of private philanthropy, we have the freedom and flexibility to conduct the most promising science at hand. We tackle the high-risk, high-reward research that traditional funding cannot or will not support, and which, if successful, will drive a paradigm shift that advances the entire field

At The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, our “team science” approach recognizes that curing disease requires a multitude of efforts. As a world-leading, independent, non-profit stem cell research institute, our philanthropy-fueled model allows us to pursue the most cutting-edge science and build a robust pipeline toward better treatments and cures for patients everywhere. 

Since our inception in 2005, NYSCF has catalyzed advances in stem cell research and technologies, leading to thousands of scientists worldwide today conducting groundbreaking research across such diseases as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, and more. 

None of this would be possible without your generous support. As we celebrate patients and caregivers this year, we ask you to join us in accelerating cures for the major diseases of our time.