• Neuroscience

  • Events 

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    GLP-1 Treatment for Diabetes and Beyond

    Speakers: David D'Alessio (Duke University), Richard DiMarchi (Indiana University), Jean-Philippe Fortin (Pfizer Global), Keld Fosgerau (Zealand Pharma), Matthew Hayes (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), George Holz (State University of New York), Dong Seok Kim (National Institute on Aging / Peptron Inc), Lotte Bjerre Knudsen (Novo Nordisk), Patrick Sexton (Monash University), Konrad Talbot (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), Beat Jucker (GlaxoSmithKline)

    GLP-1 receptor agonists have improved treatment options in type 2 diabetes, although realizing their promise in other areas remains challenging. This symposium highlights preclinical and clinical breakthroughs and opportunities for drug development.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice & Human Nature

    Featuring Heather Berlin (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital), Christian Miller (Wake Forest University), Michael Shermer (Chapman University), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Is a basic model of human nature necessary to navigate the good life? Professor of philosophy Christian Miller and neuroscientist Heather Berlin join forces with science writer Michael Shermer to take a closer look at our moral ecology and its influence on our underlying assumptions about human nature.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Neuronal Connectivity in Brain Function and Disease: Novel Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

    Speakers: Wenbiao Gan (NYU Langone Medical Center), Bruce McEwen (Rockefeller University), Eric Nestler (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Amy Robinson (MIT), Bernardo Sabatini (Harvard Medical School), David Sulzer (Columbia University Medical Center)

    Mapping neuronal circuitry provides important insight into mammalian health and disease. This symposium will discuss emerging tools and novel findings that address this important goal.

    April 13 - 14, 2016

    Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit

    Speakers: Domenico Accili (Columbia University), Timothy Ahles (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Kathryn Anastos (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), James Becker (University of Pittsburgh), Caroline Blaum (New York University), Judith Campisi (Buck Institute for Research on Aging), Harvey J. Cohen (Duke University), Steven Deeks (AIDS Research Institute; University of California, San Francisco), Wendy Demark-Wahnefried (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Elissa Epel (University of California, San Francisco), Kristine Erlandson (University of Colorado), Claudia Gravekamp (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jeffrey Halter (University of Michigan), Kevin High (Wake Forest University), Arti Hurria (City of Hope National Medical Center), Beth Jamieson (University of California, Los Angeles), C. Ronald Kahn (Joslin Diabetes Center), Balakuntalam Kasinath (UT Health Sciences Center), Gretchen Neigh (Emory University), Rosario Scalia (Temple University), Jan van Deursen (Mayo Clinic)

    Explore how chronic diseases — specifically HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer — can affect the seven mechanistic pillars of aging.

  • Past Events

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A New Science of Happiness: The Paradox of Pleasure

    Featuring: Kim Azzarelli (Cornell Law School), Darrin McMahon (Dartmouth College), and Barry Schwartz (Swarthmore College)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    How does the relationship between happiness and pleasure shape our quest to lead the good life? Attorney Kim Azzarelli, historian Darrin McMahon, and psychologist Barry Schwartz discuss their research on happiness, pleasure, and the coveted good life.
    This event is Sold Out

    Friday, September 18, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

    Speakers: George S. Bloom (University of Virginia), Peter Davies (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research), Marc I. Diamond (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Michael Hutton (Eli Lilly and Company), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Magdalena J. Kiprowska (Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY), Hartmuth C. Kolb (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D), Nicole Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Kun Ping Lu (Harvard Medical School), Natura Myeku (Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Columbia University), Richard M. Ransohoff (Biogen)

    Speakers at this symposium will address novel tau-centered mechanisms of neurodegeneration and new therapeutic approaches for many devastating neurological disorders.

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM

    Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development

    Keynote Speaker: Jane A. Driver (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
    Speakers: Kurt Brunden (University of Pennsylvania), Stuart Calderwood (Harvard Medical School), Gary Landreth (Case Western Reserve University), Tamara Maes, PhD (Oryzon Genomics S.A.), David M. Roy (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Stephen Strittmatter (Yale University School of Medicine), Li Huei Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Raymond Scott Turner (Georgetown University), Claes Wahlestedt (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine), Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine)

    Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegenerative diseases? This meeting will address these questions to help advance therapeutic development.

  • Publications 


    The Year in Diabetes and Obesity

    Edited by Alvin C. Powers (Vanderbilt University) and Rexford S. Ahima (University of Pennsylvania)

    The fifth installment of this Annals series presents scholarly reviews on timely topics in diabetes and obesity.

    Volume 1353


    Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents discussions ofnutrition and the science of disease prevention; designing optogenetically controlled RNA for regulating biological systems; and how ion channels sense mechanical force

    Volume 1352


    Neuroimmunomodulation in Health and Disease: 9th Congress of the International Society for Neuroimmunomodulation

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume discusses recent research on interactions between nervous, endocrine, and immune systems in both health and disease.

    Volume 1351


    Mitochondrial Research in Translational Medicine: The 11th Conference of the Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents mitochondrial research in translational medicine, including research on the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cancer.

    Volume 1350