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  • 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, December 5, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum 2016 Holiday Luncheon

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

    Monday, December 5, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Songtao Jia (Columbia University), Luciano Marraffini (The Rockefeller University), Bruce Stillman (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Alexandra L. Nuygen (Rutgers), Ehsan Pourkarimi (Memorial Sloan-Kettering), and Jingsong Yuan (Columbia University Irving Medical Center)

    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, December 5, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas

    Speaker: Dennis O'Rourke (University of Kansas); Discussant: Leslie C. Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

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

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Alzheimer's Disease as a Neurovascular Inflammatory Disorder

    Speakers: Katerina Akassoglou (University of California, San Francisco), Robert Dempsey (University of Wisconsin), Paula Grammas (University of Rhode Island), Steven Greenberg (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School), Jaime Grutzendler (Yale University), Costantino Iadecola (Weill Cornell Medicine), Jeffrey Iliff (Oregon Health & Science University), Berislav Zlokovic (Keck School of Medicine of USC), Heather Snyder (Alzheimer's Association), Zorina Galis (NIH)

    This symposium will highlight basic research and clinical science elucidating the mechanisms underlying the contribution of inflammatory pathways to vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID).

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Changing Landscape for Postdocs in the US: Potential Implications and Systemic Changes to Support Postdocs in the US Beyond the FLSA Ruling

    Speakers: Kate Sleeth (National Postdoctoral Association), Gary McDowell (The Future of Research), Sam Castañeda (University of California at Berkeley)

    Join this Webinar to learn about the implications of the new FLSA salary and overtime regulations for postdocs, including how institutions have adapted to these new rules and how NGOs are supporting these changes.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 12th Winter Meeting

    The New York Area Structural Biology Discussion Group convenes twice annually and presents talks and poster sessions from graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory heads.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business — The Future of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    This event gives professionals from across the biopharmaceutical space — from scientists and industry executives, through healthcare providers and insurers to investors — a visceral understanding of how biopharma innovation dynamics are evolving, mimicking decision-making under pressure in a complex and changing environment.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Celebrate 200: The New York Academy of Sciences 200th Anniversary Exhibition Opening

    Members are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Academy's first meeting in 1817. Come learn about our fascinating history in a festive atmosphere including drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music!

    February 3 - 4, 2017

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This 2-day workshop will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

    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)

    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.

  • Past Events

    Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    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)

    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, we are bringing together several preeminent researchers in these fields.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Mucosal Healing of the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier

    Speakers: Thaddeus Stappenbeck (Washington University School of Medicine), Declan F. McCole (University of California Riverside), Jerrold R. Turner (Brigham and Women's Hospital), Linda G. Griffith (MIT), Tim Denning (Georgia State University), and Alan Hanash (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    This symposium will evaluate emerging research investigating the benefits of achieving mucosal healing in the treatment of intestinal disorders.

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Women in Science Wikipedia Editathon 2016

    As we start the yearlong celebration of our 200th anniversary, we invite you to join us for our second annual Women in Science Wikipedia Editathon. At this event you can learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and also participate in our effort to add and improve Wikipedia entries on female scientists and their many accomplishments.

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

    Epigenetics in Cancer: Translational Medicine Approaches

    Keynote Speaker: Christopher E. Mason (Weill Cornell Medical College)

    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.

    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.

  • 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 

    eBriefing

    Surgery and Cognition: Delirium, Cognitive Decline, and Opportunities to Protect the Brain

    Featuring: Sharon Inouye (Harvard Medical School)

    Surgery helps millions of Americans overcome illness to live longer, healthier lives. Yet surgery can lead to delirium, cognitive decline, and perhaps even a higher long-term risk of dementia for many patients, a risk that is poorly understood and often under-recognized in the clinic. With numerous factors—including age—contributing to each patient's level of risk, what are the challenges and opportunities to create biomarkers and therapeutics for those who are most vulnerable?

    Annals

    Special Issue: From Knowledge to Wisdom: Science and the Good Life

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

    This Annals issue presents papers from a three-part series, in collaboration with the Nour Foundation, on the science of happiness, morality, and wisdom.

    Volume 1384

    Annals

    Special Issue: Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration

    Edited by Hui B. Sun (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

    The papers in this Annals issue explore novel musculoskeletal repair and regeneration strategies that could be translated to clinical treatment of rotator cuff injuries, osteoarthritis, and other bone and cartilage diseases.

    Volume 1383

    Annals

    Special Issue: Human Health in the Face of Climate Change

    Edited by Xavier Rodó (Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences)

    This Annals issue discusses the latest research on the effects of climate and environmental changes on human health, including on the transmission of infectious diseases and the epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases.

    Volume 1382

    eBriefing

    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.

  • 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.