• Science Alliance
  • Featured Events

    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.

    August 1 – August 5, 2016

    2016 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.

  • Events 

    Monday, October 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Re-Framing Punishment

    Speaker: Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton); Discussant: Andrea Barrow (Black Lives Matter)

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

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Paradigms in Drug Discovery & Chemical Biology

    Speakers: Marcus Bantscheff (Cellzome/GSK), Benjamin F Cravatt (The Scripps Research Institute), Craig Crews (Yale University), Howard Hang (The Rockefeller University), Ruth Nussinov (National Cancer Institute), Brian Raymer (Pfizer), Bryan Roth (University of North Carolina), Eranthie Weerapana (Boston College)

    Chemical Biology is changing the face of drug discovery. This symposium will highlight recent developments in the field, featuring examples from neurobiology and cancer, the ubiquitin proteasome system, GPCRs, and protein lipidation.

    October 29 - December 10, 2016

    From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success

    Course Instructors: Larry Petcovic (Human Workflows), Randall Ribaudo (Human Workflows)

    This 35 hours certificate program introduces the key competencies that are valued by hiring organizations for entry-level positions, and essential for career success.

    November 1, 2016 - February 9, 2017

    Clinical Research Management Online Course Fall / Winter 2016

    The Certificate in Clinical Research Management is designed to provide extensive training in the niche domain of clinical research and clinical data management.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance for "Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs" to learn the skills for concise and persuasive writing that is not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases

    Speakers: Henrik Bjørn Nielsen (Clinical-Microbiomics A/S), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Patrice D. Cani (Universite Catholique de Louvain, LDRI), Rachel Carmody (Harvard University), Stanley L. Hazen (Cleveland Clinic), Gerald I. Shulman (Yale University School of Medicine), Marion Soto (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School), and Dan Winer (University of Toronto)

    The microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of health, and disease well beyond the digestive tract. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on metabolic disease.

    November 7, 2016 - February 9, 2017

    Scientists Teaching Science Online Course: Fall / Winter 2016

    Instructor: Barbara Houtz (STEM Education Solutions, LLC)

    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.

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

    Lyceum Society November 2016 Meeting

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome. All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Equivalence of Complex Drug Products: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges

    Keynote Speaker: Lawrence D. Mayer (Jazz Pharmaceuticals)

    Explore approaches for complex drug development and regulation, outstanding challenges in the assessment of complex drug equivalence, consequences for product interchangeability, and compare biological and non-biological complex drug families.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Epigenetics in Cancer: Translational Medicine Approaches

    Speakers: Iannis Aifantis (NYU School of Medicine), Emily Bernstein (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Ryan Kruger (GlaxoSmithKline), Ross L. Levine (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Sheng Li (Jackson Laboratory for Genome Medicine), Christopher E. Mason (Weill Cornell Medicine), Kornelia Polyak (Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School), Tim Somervaille (The University of Manchester), and Jorge DiMartino (Celgene)

    This conference will explore novel target and validation strategies, translational approaches to assess predictive and response biomarkers, resistance mechanisms, and combination strategies for targeting epigenetic susceptibilities in cancer.

  • Past Events

    Friday, October 7, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Mental illness causes debilitating consequences on quality of life for individuals, families, and society. This symposium explores avenues for translating these discoveries about the neurobiology of a spectrum of mental illnesses into new treatments.

    Monday, October 3, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Marcin Imielinski (Weill Cornell Medicine), Christopher Lima (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Barry Sleckman (Weill Cornell Medicine), Alexandra Zidovska (New York 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, September 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Framing Lecture Series 1: "Making Accessible Futures: from ramps to #cripthevote"

    Speakers: Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

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

    Monday, September 26, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society October 2016 Meeting

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

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM

    Understanding Autophagy to Enhance Clinical Discovery: The 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featuring: Yoshinori Ohsumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

    The 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium will honor Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his groundbreaking research demonstrating that autophagy is a crucial process in maintaining cellular homeostasis as well as establishing its role in human health.

  • 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 


    HIV 2016: HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases

    Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)

    Participants gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss one of the next frontiers in the HIV field: how NCDs and HIV interact, how they should be treated, and how policy needs to adapt to facilitate effective treatment for people living with NCDs.


    The Physics of Everything

    Is there a limit to human knowledge? Where do philosophy and physics intersect? Are we alone in the universe? Answering these and other questions, this six-part series united some of our most vibrant public intellectuals and communicators for explorations that reflect on the current state of modern physical sciences, its greatest mysteries and future endeavors, and its philosophical significance for our understanding of reality and the spiritual dimension of human existence.


    Special Issue: Fortification of Condiments and Seasonings with Vitamins and Minerals in Public Health II

    Edited by Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas (World Health Organization), Maria Nieves Garcia-Casal (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research), and Luz María De-Regil (Micronutrient Initiative)

    This Annals issue is the second of two issues stemming from a WHO consultation on the fortification of condiments and seasonings as a new approach to mitigate micronutrient deficiencies.

    Volume 1379

    Free online access provided by the World Health Organization


    Special Issue: Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats II

    Edited by Jeffrey D. Laskin (Rutgers University School of Public Health)

    Discussions of various countermeasures to chemical threats.


    Food–Microbiome Interaction: Implications for Health and Disease

    Keynote Speakers: John Bienenstock (McMaster University, Canada) and Jeffrey Gordon (Washington University in St. Louis)

    This eBriefing discusses the links between gut microbiota, diet, and health. It covers topics including the microbiome in development; microbiome interactions outside the gut; and the therapeutic potential of targeting the microbiome.

  • 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.