Neural Stem Cell Institute Co-Founder, Dr. Sally Temple elected Vice President of International Society for Stem Cell Research


Neural Stem Cell Institute
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Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: (518) 694-8188

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (April 1, 2014) — MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award recipient and world-renowned stem cell scientist Dr. Sally Temple was recently elected to be the Vice President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).  ISSCR is an independent nonprofit organization and the voice of the global stem cell research.  Founded in 2002 to foster the exchange of information and opportunities to learn the newest findings in stem cell science, ISSCR has over 4,100 members worldwide.

Dr. Temple is the Scientific Director of the Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) in Rensselaer, New York and is recognized for her groundbreaking work on stem cells in the brain.  As Vice President of ISSCR, her knowledge will have a global impact on the stem cell community.  She will be instrumental in forwarding the momentum of research. “This is a truly exciting era for stem cell science and regenerative medicine, and ISSCR plays a key role in bringing together multidisciplinary research and clinical constituencies from around the world,” says Dr. Temple. “One of the most inspiring achievements of stem cell research is turning science into new patient therapies.  I will help ensure that ISSCR provides a clear message and vital support for the quality basic and translational research needed to secure the promise of new therapies for sick patients.” Since its inception in 2007, NSCI has steadily produced novel discoveries and products that will contribute to eventual cures for debilitating neural diseases like macular degeneration and Parkinson’s disease.  In December 2012, NSCI was awarded a New York State grant to create a new therapy for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness. Dr. Temple founded NSCI with the dream of using stem cells to cure diseases of the nervous system, and her election as VP of ISSCR is another validation of how important her work has been and continues to be.

The Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and the first independent, stem cell research institute in the United States. Headquartered at the East Campus of the University of Albany in Rensselaer, NSCI is a unique organization that produces leading stem cell research to develop new therapies for diseases of the central nervous system such as Autism, Parkinson’s disease, and Macular Degeneration.  NSCI aims to harness the power of stem cells to ease the suffering caused by injury and disease of the brain spinal cord and retina.  NSCI has over 30 researchers focused on finding new ways to promote nervous system repair and has published numerous articles on groundbreaking stem cell discoveries and their implications for neural disease cures.

For more information contact Suzanne Kawola, Director of Communications:  (518) 694-8188 x242,





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