Faculty and Staff
Stop in to the Office of the First Year Experience!
Location: Siena Hall Room 108 (School of Arts and Sciences Department) 516-323-3410
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dr. Noelle Cutter, PhD
Director: First Year Experience
Associate Professor Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies Department
Dr. Cutter is an associate professor and director of the First Year Experience at Molloy College. By training, she is a scientist in the field of molecular biology where she 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. Dr. Cutter takes a unique and passionate approach to working with patients. During the COVID19 pandemic, Dr. Cutter worked in an antibody testing lab where she worked on designing synthetic 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 first successful testing platforms for the novel 2019 Coronavirus. The peptide synthesis work helped pave the way for early vaccine research.
Education Dr. Cutter is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical School (Stony Brook, NY) in 2011. She achieved her post-doctoral training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, working on the Chemoresistance breast and ovarian cancer. She is a distinguished alumni and faculty at Molloy College, where she serves as the Director if the First Year Experience. She devotes endless time to her students, allowing them the ability to be who they want to be as early as freshman year at Molloy. She is known on campus for her generosity, kindness, and perseverance.
Published Work Dr. Cuter has authored and co-authored several publications in critically acclaimed, peer reviewed scientific journals. She has also recently gave a TedX talk about taking a #GENZ global approach to curing cancer. She has appeared on numerous Podcasts as both a host and special guest, including her LIVE Facebook appearance for the Nassau County Executive Team on the COVID19 mRNA Vaccine Safety in Nassau County.
Philanthropy: Dr. Cutter is an advocate for putting research first and communicating science to the general public. She is member of New York Cancer Research Alliance which is comprised of dedicated healthcare 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©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.
Awards: Dr. Cutter has received numerous awards for both her work in community service, education, and research. Most notably is her Top 30 in Healthcare on Long Island, Select Science Biologist of the Year 2020, American Association for Cancer Research Women in Science, 10-year service award to Molloy College, Molloy College Outstanding Faculty Award, Mary E. Lilly Mentorship award, 2011 Stony Brook University Renee Chasman Graduate Achievement Award and top ten spotlight award for women in cancer research for 2019.
Family First: She is a mother to four beautiful children, Lily, Lucy, Jack and Isabel. Her work in Medulloblastoma developed because of her personal losses due to the vicious disease when she lost her nephew at only 18-months of age. She is a triathlete and marathon runner, where she is always "putting cancer on the run."
Fun Fact: Dr. Cutter just completed in her first ever Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, NY. The IM consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run.