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  • Past Events

    October 21 - December 13, 2014

    From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success

    Course Instructors: Larry Petcovic (Human Workflows), Randall Ribaudo (Human Workflows)

    Enhance your communication, leadership, and teambuilding skills that all employers value by taking From Scientist to CSO, one of the most popular courses offered at the New York Academy of Sciences.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Origins of the Universe: Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing?

    Featuring: David Z. Albert (Columbia University), Jim Holt (Author of Why Does the World Exist?), Neil Turok (The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Great mysteries still surround the origins and existence of the universe. Physicist Neil Turok, philosopher of physics David Albert, and writer and philosopher Jim Holt discuss the most basic existential question of all: Why are we here?

    Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

    New Frontiers in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

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    Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
    Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; One Mind for Research; Kennedy Forum

    This conference will explore the translation of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience into therapies for the more than twenty-five percent of Americans suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, autism, and other psychiatric disorders. A keynote lecture by The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy will address strategies to simultaneously abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to fully realize the potential of these new treatments to improve mental health.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Speaker: Jaime S. Rubin

    The ability to write research grants is now more important than ever. Therefore, graduate students and postdocs should be practicing grant writing skills early in their careers by applying for fellowships. Moreover, concise and persuasive writing skills are not only vital for a career in academia, but are essential for all career opportunities.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Targeting Key Vulnerabilities in Pancreatic Cancer

    Keynote Speakers: Neesha Dhani (Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto), Steven D. Leach (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Gregory Beatty (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine), Neesha C. Dhani (Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/Ontario Cancer Institute), Mikala Egeblad (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Douglas T. Fearon (Weill Cornell Medical College and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Elda Grabocka (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, NYU Langone School of Medicine), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College ), George Miller (NYU Langone Medical Center), Michael Ports (Gilead Sciences), Curtis B. Thompson (Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc)

    Pancreatic cancer patients currently have limited therapeutic options. This symposium explores breakthroughs in the pathogenesis and progression of pancreatic cancer, and efforts to exploit key vulnerabilities for novel therapeutic interventions.

    Monday, October 6, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Jane Skok (NYU), Agnel Sfeir (NYU), Eli Rothenberg (NYU), Lorraine Symington (Columbia University Medical Center)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    Monday, October 6, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Becoming Earthlings: Citizen-Observers in Nineteenth-Century Geoscience

    Speakers: Deborah R. Coen, PhD and Ralph S. Kaslick, DDS

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Elucidating GPCR Functional Selectivity: Novel Opportunities for Drug Development

    Keynote Speaker: Nobel Laureate Robert J. Lefkowitz (Duke University Medical Center)
    Speakers: John A. Allen (Pfizer), Laura Bohn (The Scripps Research Institute - Florida), Marc G. Caron (Duke University Medical Center), Jonathan A. Javitch (Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute), Terry Kenakin (University of North Carolina School of Medicine), Bryan L. Roth (University of North Carolina School of Medicine), JoAnn Trejo (University of California, San Diego), Jonathan D. Violin (Trevena Inc.)

    Hear academic, industry, basic and translational researchers, including Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz (Duke University Medical Center) and discuss the development of functionally selective GPCR-biased ligands for CV and CNS disease drug discovery.

    Friday, September 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Early-Life Influences on Obesity: From Pre-Conception to Adolescence

    Speakers: Shari Barkin (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Mina Desai (University of California Los Angeles Medical Center), Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bellow (New York University School of Medicine), Lawrence B. Finer (Guttmacher Institute), Stephen A. Krawetz (Wayne State University School of Medicine), Nancy F. Krebs (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Julie A. Mennella (Monell Chemical Senses Center), Nico S. Rizzo (Loma Linda University), Susanne Stormer (Novo Nordisk), Linda M. Szymanski (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Mark Lawrence Wahlqvist (Zhejiang University), Jane Wardle (University College London), Robert A. Waterland (Baylor College of Medicine), Christiane Wrann (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

    This conference will present how maternal nutrition, the microbiome, metabolic disorders, and fetal development affect obesity rates.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    But I Have No Skills: Debunking Myths and Exploring Career Options for PhDs (An MGSN Event)

    Speaker: Melanie Sinche (Harvard University)

    Have you ever wondered whether the skills you built during your graduate and postdoc training would be useful outside of the library or lab? Then join the Minority Graduate Student Network and Science Alliance at "But I have No Skills."

    Monday, September 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Perspectives on Nation Unbound: The Transnational Migration in the Current Conjuncture

    Featuring: Nina Glick Schiller (University of Manchester, UK; Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany; COMPAS, Oxford University)
    Discussant: Linda Basch (Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow Athena Fellow, Barnard College President Emerita, National Council for Research on Women/Re:Gender)

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropology in the greater New York area.

    Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    What Every International Student and Postdoc Should Know About US Employment

    Speaker: Dan Beaudry

    Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside? Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares the potent job search system used by many international students and postdocs to find U.S. employment.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    196th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    Please join us for the Academy’s 196th Annual Members Meeting, followed by a Welcome Reception in honor of our new Members. Learn about how your Academy is evolving to meet the many challenges ahead, then meet and mingle with fellow Academy Members.

    Monday, September 15, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Click Chemistry in Biology and Medicine: New Developments and Strategies

    Keynote Speakers: Jim Paulson (The Scripps Research Institute), K. Barry Sharpless (The Scripps Research Institute)
    Speakers: Yimon Aye (Cornell University), David A. Spiegel (Yale University), Mingxuan Wu (Princeton University), Peng Wu (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

    Click chemistry offers a reliable method for discovering chemical connectivity, with great potential in drug discovery and biomedical research. This symposium explores recent developments that offer new technologies for disease diagnosis and therapy.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    From Bacterial Immunity to Genome Editing: The 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featuring Award Winners: Emmanuelle Charpentier (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) and Jennifer Doudna (Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of California, Berkeley)

    Honor Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, recipients of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Fifty Years of the Genetic Code:
    A Symposium to Honor the Legacy of Marshall Nirenberg

    Speakers: C. Thomas Caskey (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA), Philipp Holliger (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), Gregory A. Petsko (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Frank Portugal (The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA), Venki Ramakrishnan (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), Lei Wang (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA), Jonathan Weissman (University of California - San Francisco, CA, USA), Huanming Yang (BGI, Shenzhen, China)

    The identification of the genetic code has offered many opportunities in scientific, medical and biological discovery. This symposium honors Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg and showcases research in a range of therapeutic areas.

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

    Demyelination and Remyelination: From Mechanism to Therapy

    Keynote Speaker: Robin Franklin (Wellcome Trust – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge)

    This translational conference will highlight biological and clinical findings in myelin development, new techniques for brain imaging and for screening molecular targets, and novel therapeutics that promote remyelination.

    June 19 - 20, 2014

    Targeting VEGF-mediated Tumor Angiogenesis in Cancer Therapy

    Keynote Speaker: Harold F. Dvorak (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

    This conference will examine issues in anti-angiogenic cancer therapy such as: (i) inherent / acquired resistance, (ii) immunomodulation (iii) enhanced invasiveness, and (iv) lack of validated predictive and prognostic biomarkers. Presentations, including a keynote lecture by Harold F. Dvorak, MD, will explore VEGF-dependent and alternative mechanisms of angiogenesis. Expert "point–counter point" debates will aim to resolve controversies regarding vascular normalization, treatment-induced metastasis, and the validity of hypertension as a physiological biomarker.

    Monday, June 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM

    2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Advances in Immunomodulation

    Featured Speakers: John J. O'Shea (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH), James P. Allison (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Louis M. Staudt (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), Charles A. Dinarello (University of Colorado at Denver)

    This symposium will honor Dr. John O'Shea, the recipient of the 2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, in recognition of his discoveries in immunology and cytokine biology.

    June 4 - August 25, 2014

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer Course)

    Take the online course "Scientists Teaching Science" and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.