November 14, 2016
Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo's R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers.
August 1 – August 5, 2016
Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) will be an intensive 5 day institute to prepare STEM PhD students to assume leadership roles through their professional careers.
Friday, June 3, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speakers: Seamus Fanning (University College Dublin), Delia Grace (International Livestock Research Institute), William J. Hall (Wellcome Trust), Rebecca Irwin (Public Health Agency of Canada), Francois Malouin (Sherbrooke University), James L. Marsden (Chipotle Mexican Grill), Alan G. Mathew (Purdue University), H. Morgan Scott (Texas A&M University), Stacy E. Sneeringer (USDA), Jaap A. Wagenaar (Utrecht University), and David R. Wolfgang (Pennsylvania State University)
Antibiotics have been used in human and animal medicine for decades. Reducing the use of antibiotics changes the dynamic between the food supply, food safety, and public health. Food safety practices may emerge a catalyst for change.
Monday, June 6, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: John Diffley (The Francis Crick Institute)
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, June 13, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speakers: Ruslan M. Medzhitov (Yale School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Mauro Perretti (The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London), Charles N. Serhan (Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School), Lars Klareskog (Karolinska Institutet), and Kevin J. Tracey (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)
This symposium will honor Dr. Charles N. Serhan, the recipient of the 2016 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, for his important discoveries in identifying bioactive mediators and cellular pathways critical in the resolution of inflammatory diseases.
Monday, June 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), Louisa Preston (astrobiologist and author), Jason Thomas Wright (Pennsylvania State University), and Stephen M. Gardiner (University of Washington)
Moderator: Ira Flatow (Talk of The Nation: Science Friday®)
The Fermi Paradox—the apparent contradiction between the high probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of contact with such civilizations—continues to captivate our minds. Join our panel of leading physicists and philosophers as they explore the question: "Where is everybody?" as well as other questions: How does scientific knowledge direct our future scientific and technological pursuits on Earth and in space? How does science inform human ethics? Does science make us better citizens of the universe?
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Sharon Inouye (Harvard Medical School)
This meeting will convene leading scientists and physicians to discuss the challenges and opportunities to create biomarkers and therapeutics for these patients who are vulnerable to delirium, cognitive decline, and dementia following surgery.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: Giancarlo Comi (Universitè Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
Explore novel and emerging treatments for multiple sclerosis, including biomarkers and MRI usage in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: Daniel Harlow (Harvard University Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature), Scott Aaronson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Brian Swingle (Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Moderator: George Musser (Spooky Action at a Distance)
Recent research suggests that quantum information and entanglement of quantum states—a term coined by Schrödinger to describe "spooky action at a distance" between quantum particles in his letters to Einstein in which he also proposed his famous thought experiment, Schrödinger's cat, to illustrate quantum superposition—may be key to understanding quantum gravity, one of the greatest unsolved problems of modern physics. Physicists are now wrestling with another paradox thought experiment that describes the fate of quantum states at the event horizon of a black hole and may upend some of the time-tested fundamental theories. This panel will discuss the fascinating interplay between two great theories of the 20th century—quantum theory and general relativity—and how these phenomena may be exploited, from black holes to quantum computing.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: David Bartel (Whitehead/MIT/HHMI)
Speakers: Paul Grint (Regulus Therapeutics), David S Hong (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ), Daniel J Siegwart (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Frank Slack (BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School), James W Welsh (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
miRNAs play critical roles in regulating gene expression. This symposium will present up-to-date basic, translational, and clinical research addressing the biology of miRNA and their promise as a therapeutic target.
August 1 - 5, 2016
SEISMIC is a rigorous 5-day program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of this pre-college program, students will apply the basic principles of scientific research and collaboration to develop a unique project addressing a real-world challenge within their own community. They will also develop valuable leadership, communication, and project planning skills—all under the guidance of real-life scientists. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program, and will be equipped with the tools and know-how to implement the project in their community.
Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the program. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy, which will go over next steps.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Hans-Joachim Anders (Klinikum der Universität München), Caroline Fox (Merck Research Labs), John Cijiang He (The Mount Sinai Medical Center), Matthias Kretzler (University of Michigan), Kevin V Lemley (University of Southern California), Roger C. Wiggins (University of Michigan), Jochen Reiser (RUSH University)
Accumulating evidence supports a role for renal inflammation and podocytopathy in pathogenesis and progression of chronic kidney disease. This symposium will delve into the mechanisms underlying this pathology.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)
This event will address the incidence of non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV, describe morbidity and mortality, and explore interactions among HIV, antiretroviral drugs and behavioral factors influencing development and treatment.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Philip A. Cole (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Kenneth W. Duncan (Epizyme, Inc.)
The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. In 2016, the annual year-end meeting features keynote speakers Dr Philip Cole and Dr Kenneth Duncan.
Monday, May 23, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: David Chalmers (Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness, New York University), Michael Graziano (Princeton University), Hod Lipson (Columbia University) and Max Tegmark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Moderator: George Musser (Spooky Action at a Distance)
Advances in physical and information sciences, biology, and neuroscience have dramatically enhanced our knowledge of the human species. But can physical sciences solve the biggest mystery—the emergence of human consciousness? Join our panel to explore this question and its implications.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Moderator: Claudia Wallis (Scientific American Mind)
Panelists: Jeremy Waletzky (The George Washington University), Nora D. Volkow (NIH), Cheryl Healton (College of Global Public Health, New York University), and Honorable Gregory P. Canova, JD
1.3 million adolescents in the US have substance use disorder and marijuana use among teens now exceeds cigarette smoking. Join us for a public panel discussion on how neuroscience intersects with policy to improve lives of teens with addiction.
May 18 - 20, 2016
Keynote Speakers: Nora D. Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. National Institutes of Health), George F. Koob (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. National Institutes of Health), and The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy (Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum)
Discover from leading experts, including NIAAA and NIDA directors, the latest on neurobiology of addiction; susceptibility of the teen brain; new treatment strategies; and social, economic, political, and legislative aspects of this disease.
Many scientists struggle with how to share their work with a wider audience, but Cesar Berríos-Otero found that his passion for science was equal to his love of outreach.
How does a bright young scientist become an entrepreneur and venture capital investor? Learn how Jorge M. Torres used his scientific background to help launch a career as a venture capital investor.
Interested in working as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)? Dr. Arati Sadalge Kreibich discusses her work as an MSL and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into MSL positions.
Interested in starting your own company? Listen to Dr. Joshua Spodek discusses his exciting path from a PhD in physics to a career as entrepreneur.
Interested in working in science and international policy? Dr. Dana Perkins discusses her extensive career in government and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into the exciting world of policy.
Interested in promoting the next generation of researchers through innovative education initiatives? Dr. Oscar Pineda-Catalan, Manager of the American Museum of Natural History's Science Research Mentoring Program, discusses the importance of engaging youth in science education and how to develop skills to be an effective educator and mentor that can help young professionals to develop alternative careers in science.
Are you interested in informal science programs? Do you want to help create a larger science community? Dr. Jeanne Garbarino, Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University, explains how her interest in science communication—via blogging, social media and research programs—has helped her reach new audiences.
Dream of independence and your own company? Human Workflows and SciPhD co-founder Randy Ribaudo discusses the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, and how scientists can apply their problem-solving skills—and improve their communication skills—to successfully start and run a business.
Interested in the business of science or how research programs get designed, funded, and managed? Hear Mike Holland discuss how he went from imaging aluminum uptake in soybean roots to overseeing multi-billion dollar federal research programs.
Interested in translating your science critical thinking skills to the market? Listen to Caroline Corner describe how she left the lab bench to break into the finance industry as an equity research analyst and consultant.
Want to learn more about consulting? Hear Jeremy Buzzard, a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, talk about his career in management consulting as a partner at McKinsey & Co.
Intrigued by the forensic scientists on shows like CSI? Find out what the job's really like from criminalist Craig O'Connor, who joined the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in NYC after earning a PhD in genetics.
If you're thinking about a career in academia, find out how Rachel O'Neill transitioned from her postdoc to a faculty position, as well as the benefits and challenges of this path.
Hear Laura Malisheski discuss how she transitioned from her postdoc in neuroscience to advising others on their career paths.
If working with scientists to patent their inventions sounds appealing, hear Ryan Murphey talk about how you can get into intellectual property law with a PhD.
For those with a passion for communicating science: Beth Schachter details her journey as an assistant professor who left the bench to pursue a career in science communications.
If teaching is your calling, tune in to Ellen Cohn, an immunologist, talk about her transition into teaching middle school science.
Want to be a journal editor? Listen to Brooke Grindlinger discuss her path from being a PhD in microbiology to an editor at the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Interested in publishing? Hear Jennifer Henry discuss how she went from studying plant molecular biology to being a publishing manager at Nature.
Organizers: John Hambor (Boehringer Ingelheim), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Nilufer Seth (Pfizer), Erick Young (Boehringer Ingelheim), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Caitlin McOmish (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This eBriefing discusses gut–brain interactions and the possibility of targeting the microbiome with a focus on CNS health.
Organizers: Renier Brentjens (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), George Zavoico (Jones Trading Institutional Services), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Caitlin McOmish (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This eBriefing explores advances in cancer immunotherapy, which engages the immune system to detect and destroy cancer cells and has gained popularity and success in recent years.
Speaker: Brooke Grindlinger, Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Programs & Blavatnik Awards (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Publishing is critical to the scientific profession yet few opportunities exist for science PhDs to gain formal training in this area. A former editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation provided an inside look into the editorial review process and how to present scientific results.
Organizers: Jane S. Lebkowski (Asterias Biotherapeutics), George Zavoico (JonesTrading Institutional Services), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Caitlin McOmish (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This eBriefing considers efforts to rethink clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing approaches to accelerate the transition of cell-based therapies to the clinic.
Keynote Speakers: Emily Rice (College of Staten Island, CUNY), Mark Stewart (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), and Robert Tai (University of Virginia)
This eBriefing reviews STEM mentoring programs and other outreach strategies for scientists.
March 2, 2010
Climate and weather are important components of complex ecosystems, and with these changes, the dynamic balance between the living components of ecosystems is often disturbed. Experts in climate change, climate policy, emerging infectious diseases and public health discussed the relevant and pressing issues that we as a global community face as the planet's climate is altered.
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.
January 5, 2010
New York Governor David Paterson has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 80% by the year 2050. Stakeholders met at the Academy to discuss strategies for reaching this goal.