Stem cell research to cure nervous system disease.
The Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) is dedicated to developing regenerative stem cell therapies for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS): the brain, spinal cord and retina.
The Neural Stem Cell Institute
Intracellular Antibody Therapies
Our scientists are developing new antibody therapies to remove aggregated proteins due to tauopathies like Alzheimer’s Disease, FTD, PSP and CTE, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.
Promoting Nervous System Self-repair
Our scientists are striving to activate stem cells that are present but normally dormant in the adult nervous system to mediate repair and regeneration.
NeuraCell Core Facility
NeuraCell is a not-for-profit core facility that provides unique stem cells, tools and services to support scientists, laboratories and companies.
Disease in a Dish Models
We use patient-derived stem cells to model degenerative diseases, including tauopathies like Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Age-related Macular Degeneration.
NSCI scientists discovered a new stem cell, the Retinal Pigment Epithelial Stem Cell, in the adult human retina that enables cell replacement therapies, disease modeling and drug discovery for blinding disorders.
Latest Blog Posts
NSCI Year in Review – Part 6 (Conclusion)
We’ve expanded our team! Labs are often spaces of transition, where people come, stay and learn for a while, and then move on to the next step in their careers. While we have seen several colleagues move to these next…
NSCI Year in Review – Part 5
We are giving back! Training and inspiring future scientists is an important part of what we do. This year, we had 10 summer students performing research and gave amazing presentations. Drs. Brigitte Arduini, Rebecca Chowdhury, Liz Fisher, Swapna Nandakumar, and…
NSCI Year in Review – Part 4
We’re getting funded! Funding is what keeps our lab doors open and lets us do the cutting-edge research advancing knowledge on the biology behind neurodegenerative diseases that leads to novel treatments. This year, we received several new grants to support…
The Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) develops regenerative therapies for the central nervous system (CNS): the brain, spinal cord and retina, regardless of the cause. Led by MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Dr. Sally Temple who helped discover and define nervous system stem cells, NSCI is the first independent, non-profit stem cell research institute in the USA.
Neural Stem Cell Institute
One Discovery Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: (518) 694-8188
Fax: (518) 694-8187