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  • Past Events

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Bioenergetics and Brain Health Basics: Diet, Exercise, and Taking Out the Trash

    Speakers: Gary E. Gibson (Burke Rehabilitation Center), Kirk I. Erickson (University of Pittsburgh), and Mony J. de Leon (NYU Langone Medical Center)

    Psychology Section joint meeting with the New York Neuropsychology Group.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Epigenetics: Cancer and Beyond

    Keynote Speaker: Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Michael Elowitz (California Institute of Technology), Eric Campeau (Zenith Epigenetics), Ewelina Kulikowski (Resverlogix Corp), Keiko Ozato (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), Roberto Pili (Indiana University School of Medicine), Patrick Trojer (Constellation), Christopher Vakoc (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Daniel Vitt (4SC AG)

    Epigenetic abnormalities are a recognized contributing factor in tumorigenesis and other diseases. This symposium describes recent progress in validating the therapeutic potential of small molecule inhibitors targeting epigenetics marks.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Science and Art in China: Li Matou (Matteo Ricci), Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione), and the Influence of Western Geometry and Mathematical Perspective on Early Qing Dynasty Mathematicians and Artists

    Featuring: Joseph Dauben (The City University of New York)

    Presented by the History & Philosophy of Science Section of The New York Academy of Sciences.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Solute Carrier Proteins: Unlocking the Gene-Family for Effective Therapies

    Speakers: Dax Fu (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine), Kathleen M. Giacomini (University of California, San Francisco), Matthias A. Hediger (University of Bern), Avner Schlessinger (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Giulio Superti-Furga (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Ming Zhou (Baylor College of Medicine), and Kim Huard (Pfizer Inc.)

    Solute Carrier Proteins are an untapped resource for drug discovery. This event will discuss breakthroughs in structural biology, cell engineering and metabolomics that hold the promise of "unlocking" this gene family.

    Monday, April 25, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Where Do Physics and Philosophy Intersect?

    Featuring: David Z. Albert (Columbia University), Hans Halvorson (Princeton University), and Jim Holt (Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story)
    Moderator: Kate Becker (The Visible Universe)

    At its core, physics addresses the fundamental problems that shape our philosophical outlook. Join our distinguished panel including writer Jim Holt, philosopher David Z. Albert, and science writer Kate Becker in a dialogue that explores the philosophical meaning of the theories of modern physics—including quantum field theory, cosmology, and quantum gravity—and considers the ability of physics as a scientific discipline to answer the question: how can it be like that?

    Monday, April 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Mummified Baboons and the Biology of Apotheosis

    Speaker: Nathaniel J. Dominy (Dartmouth College)

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

    April 13 - 14, 2016

    Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit

    Keynote Speakers: Richard Hodes (National Institute on Aging and National Institutes of Health), Felipe Sierra (National Institute on Aging and National Institutes of Health), Steven Austad (University of Alabama at Birmingham), and Elissa Epel (University of California, San Francisco)

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

    Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Career Fair for Scientists in Collaboration with INet NYC

    Join INet NYC, the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), and the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) for the INet NYC Career Fair on April 9th, 2016.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    What Does the Future Hold for Physics: Is There a Limit to Human Knowledge?

    Featuring: Neal Weiner (Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University), Eva Silverstein (Stanford University), and Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania)
    Moderator: Jill North (Rutgers University)

    Modern physics has been remarkably successful in describing the dynamical history of our universe and producing new data that extends our knowledge of the world. Nevertheless, our understanding of some key concepts that seek to explain our universe remains unresolved. Cosmologist Neil Weiner, physicist Vijay Balasubramanian and selected other speakers will explore the limits on our ability to learn about the universe and their significance for our worldview and the notion of divine intervention.

    Monday, April 4, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Titia deLange (The Rockefeller University), David Jeruzalmi (The City College of New York – CUNY), Ken Marians (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Duncan Smith (New York University), Atanas Kaykov (The Rockefeller University), Supawat Thongthip (The Rockefeller University)

    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, April 4, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society April 2016 Meeting

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

    Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Managing Difficult Situations in Lab: The Essentials of Conflict Resolution

    Featuring: Matthias Birk (Columbia Business School)

    Success at work, both in and outside of academia, requires us to collaborate well with other people. Due to the nature of their work, academic researchers often have highly developed intellectual and analytical capabilities while struggling with communication and people skills in the lab.

    March 30 - April 1, 2016

    Sohn Conference: Pediatric Cancer in a Post-genomic World

    Keynote Speakers: Richard Gilbertson (Cambridge Cancer Center, University of Cambridge), Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    Discover the latest on pediatric cancers from leading experts, including etiological differences between pediatric and adult cancers, epigenetics, mechanisms of metastasis and disease recurrence, risk factors, diagnostics, and novel treatment approaches.

    Monday, March 28, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Hope in Emergent Ecological Assemblages

    Speaker: Eben Kirksey (Princeton University)

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

    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.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science: Gut-Brain Interaction

    Speakers: Premysl Bercik (McMaster University Medical Centre), John F Cryan (University College Cork), Ted Dinan (University College Cork), Emeran Mayer (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Vassilis Pachnis, MD (The Francis Crick Institute), Robert Yolken (John Hopkins School of Medicine)

    The gut microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of brain development, brain health, and disease. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on CNS health.

    March 11 - 12, 2016

    Making the Leap: A Non-Academic Career Planning and Job Search Boot Camp

    Join us for Science Alliance's highly anticipated 2-day career planning boot camp!

    March 7 - 8, 2016

    "Speaking" Science: How to Communicate, Connect with Audiences

    For early-career scientists, this workshop will allow them to more effectively teach, negotiate, communicate, and influence others on scientific matters. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn skills valuable foundation for any career in science.

    Monday, March 7, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society March 2016 Meeting

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

    March 7 - May 9, 2016

    Scientists Teaching Science Online 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.