Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (MIT), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto), Kang Zhou (MIT)
Secondary metabolites or idiolites play many roles in biological systems, including communication, defense and signaling. This symposium takes a systems biology approach to explore their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: David Alland (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Stephanie Boisson-Dupuis (The Rockefeller University), Andrea M. Cooper (Trudeau Institute), Jerrold J. Ellner (Boston Medical Center), Daniel E. Everitt (TB Alliance), Michael S. Glickman (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Kathleen A. McDonough (Wadsworth Center ), Steven A. Porcelli (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Kyu Rhee (Weill Cornell Medical College), G. Marcela Rodriguez (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Padmini Salgame (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Marie Samanovic (NYU Langone Medical Center), Jessica C. Seeliger (Stony Brook University)
TB is a curable infection that should be a disease of the past, yet a third of the world's population remains affected. Join us on World TB Day to explore scientific insights towards novel diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine-related tools.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Rolf Brekken (UT Southwestern), Jessica S. Donington (NYU Langone Medical Center), Balazs Halmos (Columbia University Medical Center), Roy S. Herbst (Yale School of Medicine), Suresh S. Ramalingam (Emory University)
Recent treatment advances may improve lung cancer patient survival rates, as understanding genetic heterogeneity can improve trial patient selection. Hear updates on common mutations, intraoperative chemotherapy, and insights from clinical trials.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Dan V. Iosifescu (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Daniel C. Javitt (Columbia University and Nathan Kline Institute), John H. Krystal (Yale University), Andrew F. Leuchter (University of California, Los Angeles), Gregory Light (University of California, San Diego), Siva Digavalli (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Eva Redei (Northwestern University), Steven J. Siegel (University of Pennsylvania)
Recent breakthrough insights from clinical studies are illuminating the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. This symposium explores differences in sensory processing, imaging, and other biomarkers that may translate findings to animal models.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Robert Balaban (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH), Robert Bao (Massachusetts General Hospital), Salvatore DiMauro (Columbia University Medical Center), Steven Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College), Vamsi K. Mootha (Harvard Medical School), Jared Rutter (University of Utah School of Medicine), Hazel H. Szeto (Weill Cornell Medical College), Benjamin P. Tu (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Damage to mitochondria, which are critical in metabolism, underlies a wide range of human diseases, making them an important therapeutic target. Researchers aim to characterize and cure diseases arising from aberrant mitochondrial metabolism.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: John DiPersio (Washington University School of Medicine), William R. Drobyski (Medical College of Wisconsin), James Ferrara (University of Michigan), David L. Porter, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Robert J. Soiffer (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Megan Sykes (Columbia University), Marcel RM van den Brink (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Mechanisms that cause graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), a major cause of mortality after stem cell transplants, must be inhibited while preserving the graft-versus-tumor (GvT) response. Explore recent advances in separating GvHD from GvT effects.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Nahor Haddish-Berhane (Pfizer), Sara Hurvitz (UCLA Medical Center), Omar Kabbarah (Genentech Inc.), Peter D. Senter (Seattle Genetics, Inc.), Dhaval K. Shah (The State University of New York at Buffalo), Stacey S. Shord (Food and Drug Administration), Melissa M. Schutten (Genentech Inc.), and Puja Sapra (Pfizer), Alan Wahl (Ambrx)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) promise safer, more effective therapies than standard anti-cancer drugs. This symposium highlights linker-payload and coupling chemistries, ADC development, biomarker and patient selection, and regulatory perspectives.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speakers: Jean Baum (Rutgers University), Stephen K. Burley (Center for Integrative Proteomics Research Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Jiamu Du (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center [Patel Lab]), Marta Filizola (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Stevan Hubbard (NYU), Reza Khayat (City College of New York), Sebastian Klinge (The Rockefeller University), Alexei Korennykh (Princeton University ), John P. Moore (Weill Medical College of Cornell University), Frances-Camille Padlan (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Arthur G. Palmer III (Columbia University ), Dirk Remus (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
The New York Area Structural Biology Discussion Group convenes twice annually and presents talks and poster sessions from graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory heads.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Frank M. LaFerla (University of California, Irvine), Sylvain E. Lesné (University of Minnesota), Bingwei Lu (Stanford University School of Medicine), Lennart Mucke (Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease), Ralph A. Nixon (Nathan Kline Institute), Franck Polleux (Columbia University), Terrence Town (University of Southern California), Tony Wyss-Coray (Stanford University School of Medicine)
Organizers: Ken Jones (Forest Research Institute), Robert Martone (Covance Biomarker Center of Excellence),
Robert B. Nelson (Lundbeck Research USA), Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This symposium explores how efforts to better integrate our understanding of neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles—the two hallmark pathologies of Alzheimer's disease—are leading to a 'truce' between former rivals in the quest for therapies.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents four scholarly reports: (1) Effects of Genetic, Processing, or Product Formulation Changes on Efficacy and Safety of Probiotics; (2) Probiotics and Prebiotics: Prospects for Public Health and Nutritional Recommendations; (3)Targeting Epigenetic Regulators for Cancer Therapy; and (4) Précis of Nutrition of Children and Women in Haiti: Analyses of Data from 1995 to 2012.
Organizers: John E. Hambor (Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals) and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Dendritic cells offer promise in the development of cancer vaccines.
Moderator: Ko-Yung Tung (Morrison & Foerster LLP)
Featuring: Kiyoshi Kurokawa (GHIT Fund), Peter Piot (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK), B.T. Slingsby (GHIT Fund), Mel Spigelman (Global Alliance for TB Drug Development), and Ann M. Veneman (formerly of UNICEF)
Experts discussed recent successes and setbacks in global health.
Organizers: Katalin Kauser (Bayer HealthCare), Scott MacDonnell (Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals), Silvia Pomposiello (F. Hoffmann-La Roche), Carolyn Foster, and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Fibrosis is common in chronic organ injury, leading to progressive life-threatening outcomes. This eBriefing reviews the link between fibrosis and disease and explores how to use biomarkers and imaging to translate laboratory results into clinical success.
Delve into the world of prebiotic and probiotic science. We talk to three people in the field and learn why keeping the good microbes in our bodies happy means a lot for health.
Researchers at Harvard have discovered why the headaches of some migraine sufferers worsen when the person is exposed to light. Rami Burstein, the study's senior author, explains what's happening in the brain, and how they made the breakthrough.
December 18, 2009
We sit down with science photographer Felice Frankel and nanotechnology pioneer and Harvard chemist George Whitesides to hear about their new book on nanoscience, No Small Matter.
Visit the lab of Hunter College's Jill Bargonetti, a biologist researching cancer. Her team studies P53, a natural tumor-suppressor protein found in our bodies with a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality.
February 23, 2010
Researchers met to discuss advances in basic and translational research on metabotropic glutamate receptors, which are promising targets in drug discovery for CNS diseases and other illnesses.
October 27, 2009
What is the connection between dysregulated neuronal insulin signaling and Alzheimer's disease? In a recent Academy webinar, some researchers argued that the neurodegenerative disease should be considered a type of diabetes.
April 28, 2009
Protein kinases play a key role in almost every major pathway in eukaryotic cells. Structural approaches, including a new method called fragment-based drug design, are identifying potential targets against diseases including cancer.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.