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  • Science Alliance
  • Featured Events

    July 10 - 14, 2017

    2017 Science Alliance Leadership Training Institute (SALT)

    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.


    November 14, 2016

    Journey Through Science Day 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.

  • Events 

    February 27 - 28, 2017

    Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speaker: Padmanee Sharma (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    Discover the latest on immunotherapeutic strategies that are currently being employed to treat some of the most devastating forms of cancer from leading experts in immunotherapy.
     
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    Monday, February 27, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley

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

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Quantitative Approaches in Immuno-Oncology

    Keynote Speaker: Harlan Robins (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

    This symposium will explore the emerging field of quantitative immuno-oncology, covering the breadth of scientific topics and methods needed to quantify interactions between tumors and the immune system.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Kamalika Chaudhuri (University of California San Diego), Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University), and Suchi Saria (Johns Hopkins University)

    The 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium is the latest in a highly successful series bringing together leading researchers from academia and industry to present new algorithms for statistical learning and novel theoretical approaches and discuss applications of ML to real-world data. In addition, the workshop will address limitations of existing techniques and solutions to overcome such shortcomings.
     
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    Monday, March 6, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society March 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Bea Klier and Lynn Caporale

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

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    You, Too, Can Peer Review! A Guide for Contributing to the Peer Review Process

    Keynote Speaker: Angela Welch (Elsevier)

    Join Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how to review an article for a scientific journal. The first half of this two part session will include an overview of the fundamentals of the peer-review process, advice about becoming a reviewer, and tips for providing constructive feedback. The second half of the workshop will feature an interactive and hands-on review session of a published manuscript.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Webinar: What International Scientists Should Know about Immigration and Travel

    Featuring: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC) and Yelena Bernadskaya (NYC Postdoc Coalition)

    This webinar will feature a discussion of the implications of the White House Executive Order on Immigration.

    Monday, March 13, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Tau in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

    Speakers: Michael G. Agadjanyan (The Institute for Molecular Medicine), Bernardino Ghetti (Indiana University School of Medicine), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Viktoriya Morozova (College of Staten Island, The City University of New York), Andreas Muhs AC Immune SA), Einar M. Sigurdsson (New York University School of Medicine), Qian Wu (New York University School of Medicine), and Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

    This event will cover the translational potential of immunotherapy for tauopathies, reviewing the pre-clinical and clinical development of several tau immunotherapy programs that exemplify this emerging therapeutic approach.

    March 15 - 16, 2017

    The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development — Must Randomized Controlled Trials Give Way?

    Experience a public-facing dialogue exploring the nuanced ethical and scientific rationale behind randomized controlled clinical trials, accelerated alternatives, and the implications of these discussions on drug approval and patient interests.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Exosomes in the CNS

    Speakers: Tsuneya Ikezu (Boston University School of Medicine), David Issadore (University of Pennsylvania), Xandra Breakefield (Massachusetts General Hospital), Efrat Levy (NYU School of Medicine), Robert A. Rissman (University of California San Diego, School of Medicine), and Andrew West (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)

    In this symposium we will explore the contribution of extracellular vesicles to pathological processes underlying neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.

  • Past Events

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists: Roundtable Discussions and Networking Reception

    Speaker: Ming Zhao (The New York Times)

    Join Science Alliance and INet NYC as we discuss career options, challenges, and trajectories for international graduate students and postdocs in the US. Topics will include how to overcome major obstacles to secure a job beyond academia in the US.
     
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    February 21 - 24, 2017

    Mid-Winter Break Science Camp for Middle Schoolers

    Students will learn to code video games based on simple sensors they control!

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Deeper Self: An Expanded View of Consciousness

    Featuring: Siri Hustvedt (Author), Sonu Shamdasani (UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines), Mark Solms (University of Cape Town)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Can we tap into the unconscious to gear ourselves along more creative lines? How might a more expansive understanding of consciousness frame our transcendent experiences? Writer Siri Hustvedt, historian of psychology Sonu Shamdasani, and neuropsychologist Mark Solms will tackle everything from noetic experiences and the role of intuition to the phenomenon of peak experience and Jung's "collective unconscious."
     
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    Monday, February 6, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Molly Przeworski (Columbia University), Agata Smogorzewska (The Rockefeller University), and Shan Zha (Columbia University Medical Center), Upasana Roy (Stony Brook University, Schärer Lab), and Simona Giunta (The Rockefeller University, Funabiki Lab)

    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, February 6, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Greg Matloff and Mark Edelman

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

  • Career Path Videos

    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.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Special Issue: The Year in Evolutionary Biology

    Edited by Charles W. Fox (University of Kentucky) and Timothy A. Mousseau (University of South Carolina)

    Eleven scholarly review articles discuss topics in evolutionary biology and genetics

    eBriefing

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32

    Featuring: Jaime S. Rubin (Columbia University)

    In this eBriefing, graduate students and postdocs can learn tips for concise and persuasive writing, a skill not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path.

    eBriefing

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Speakers: Tyrone D. Cannon (Yale University), K. Ranga Rama Krishnan (Rush Medical College), Husseini Manji (Janssen Research & Development, LLC), Vaibhav Narayan (Janssen Research & Development, LLC), Daniel Pine (National Institute of Mental Health, US National Institutes of Mental Health), and B. Timothy Walsh (New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University)

    At this symposium, scientists, physicians, clinicians, other allied healthcare providers, policy makers, and patients explored new scientific understanding of the neurobiology of a range of mental illnesses.

    Annals

    Special Issue: Antimicrobial Therapeutics Reviews

    Edited by Gerald D. Wright (McMaster University)

    Nine scholarly review articles discussing aspects of antibiotic resistance

    eBriefing

    Aging and Nutrition: Novel Approaches and Techniques

    Speakers: Jan van Deursen (The Mayo Clinic), Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard University), Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington), Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), Nicholas Stroustrup (Harvard University), and Arlan Richardson (University of Oklahoma)

    This eBriefing documents how prominent researchers in the field came together to explore the interplay between aging, nutrition, and metabolism, as well as the important role that novel technologies will play in current and future studies.

  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    March 2, 2010

    Emerging Infectious Diseases in Response to Climate Change

    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.

    Webinar Archive
    February 23, 2010

    Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors: Translation from Discovery to Clinical Trials

    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.

    Webinar Archive
    January 5, 2010

    Envisioning a Low-Carbon Clean Energy Economy in New York

    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.