Molloy Professor Among Long Island Business News’ Power 30 Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Noelle Cutter has dedicated her career to studying alternative treatment options for pediatric patients diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer known as Medulloblastoma. Her work developed because of her personal loss of her nephew to the disease at only 18 months of age. While cancer remains the most common cause of death due to disease in chil-dren, researchers have made great strides in the last decade in understanding cancer — although ­ ending cures has still proven a challenge

During the COVID19 pandemic, Cutter worked in an antibody testing lab where she designed syn-thetic peptides to test for the presence of SARS-Cov2 antibody is patient serum. Her work on the ELISA testing plate was implemented in numerous labs across New York and Colorado. Her collaboration in this work was one of the ­ rst successful testing platforms for the novel 2019 Coronavirus. 

Cutter has authored and co-authored several publications in critically acclaimed, peer reviewed scienti­fic journals. She recently presented a TedX talk about taking a #GENZ global approach to curing cancer. 

Cutter is a member of New York Cancer Research Alliance which is comprised of dedicated health-care providers, researchers, educators, foundations and advocates who are committed to bringing community support and care to cancer patients and survivors everywhere. She works closely with the Katie McBride Foundation of Long Island, 501(C)3, which helps support local families with young children battling life threatening illnesses. 

She was the Vice President and co-founder of the Little Louie Foundation, which helped support families of patients with pediatric brain tumors as well as fund researchers working on treatments for this devastating disease. Cutter has received numerous awards for both her work in community service, education, and research. Most notably is her 10-year service award to Molloy College, Molloy College Outstanding Faculty Award, Mary E. Lilly Mentorship award, and top ten spotlight award for women in cancer research for 2019. She is a mother to four children, Lily, Lucy, Jack and Isabel. She is an accomplished tri-athlete and marathon runner, where she is always "putting cancer on the run."