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  • Science Alliance
  • Journey Through Science Day

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Journey Through Science Day 2014

    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 

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    From Bacterial Immunity to Genome Editing: The 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featuring Award Winners: Emmanuelle Charpentier (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) and Jennifer Doudna (Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of California, Berkeley)

    Honor Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, recipients of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.

    Monday, September 15, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Click Chemistry in Biology and Medicine: New Developments and Strategies

    Keynote Speakers: Jim Paulson (The Scripps Research Institute), K. Barry Sharpless (The Scripps Research Institute)
    Speakers: Yimon Aye (Cornell University), David A. Spiegel (Yale University), Mingxuan Wu (Princeton University), Peng Wu (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

    Click chemistry offers a reliable method for discovering chemical connectivity, with great potential in drug discovery and biomedical research. This symposium explores recent developments that offer new technologies for disease diagnosis and therapy.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    196th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    Please join us for the Academy’s 196th Annual Members Meeting, followed by a Welcome Reception in honor of our new Members. Learn about how your Academy is evolving to meet the many challenges ahead, then meet and mingle with fellow Academy Members.

    Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    What Every International Student and Postdoc Should Know About US Employment

    Speaker: Dan Beaudry

    Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside? Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares the potent job search system used by many international students and postdocs to find U.S. employment.

    Monday, September 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Perspectives on Nation Unbound: The Transnational Migration in the Current Conjuncture

    Featuring: Nina Glick Schiller (University of Manchester, UK; Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany; COMPAS, Oxford University)

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

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    But I Have No Skills: Debunking Myths and Exploring Career Options for PhDs (An MGSN Event)

    Speaker: Melanie Sinche (Harvard University)

    Have you ever wondered whether the skills you built during your graduate and postdoc training would be useful outside of the library or lab? Then join the Minority Graduate Student Network and Science Alliance at "But I have No Skills."

    Friday, September 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Early-Life Influences on Obesity: From Pre-Conception to Adolescence

    Speakers: Shari Barkin (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Mina Desai (University of California Los Angeles), Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bellow (New York University School of Medicine), Lawrence B. Finer (Guttmacher Institute), Stephen A. Krawetz (Wayne State University School of Medicine), Nancy F. Krebs (University of Colorado Denver), Julie A. Mennella (Monell Chemical Senses Center), Nico S. Rizzo (Loma Linda University), Linda M. Szymanski (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Mark Lawrence Wahlqvist (Zhejiang University), Jane Wardle (University College London), Rob A. Waterland (Baylor College of Medicine), Christiane Wrann (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

    This conference will present how maternal nutrition, the microbiome, metabolic disorders, and fetal development affect obesity rates.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Elucidating GPCR Functional Selectivity: Novel Opportunities for Drug Development

    Keynote Speaker: Nobel Laureate Robert J. Lefkowitz (Duke University Medical Center)
    Speakers: Bryan Roth (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine), Terry Kenakin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine), Marc G. Caron (Duke University Medical Center), Laura Bohn (The Scripps Research Institute), JoAnn Trejo (University of California-San Diego), Jonathan Violin (Trevena, Inc.)

    Hear academic, industry, basic and translational researchers, including Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz (Duke University Medical Center) and discuss the development of functionally selective GPCR-biased ligands for CV and CNS disease drug discovery.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Targeting Key Vulnerabilities in Pancreatic Cancer

    Keynote Speaker: Steven D. Leach (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Gregory Beatty (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine), Neesha Dhani (Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto), Mikala Egeblad (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Douglas T. Fearon (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College ), George Miller (NYU Langone Medical Center), Michael Ports (Gilead Sciences)

    Pancreatic cancer patients currently have limited therapeutic options. This symposium explores breakthroughs in the pathogenesis and progression of pancreatic cancer, and efforts to exploit key vulnerabilities for novel therapeutic interventions.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Speaker: Jaime S. Rubin

    The ability to write research grants is now more important than ever. Therefore, graduate students and postdocs should be practicing grant writing skills early in their careers by applying for fellowships. Moreover, concise and persuasive writing skills are not only vital for a career in academia, but are essential for all career opportunities.

  • Past Events

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Fifty Years of the Genetic Code:
    A Symposium to Honor the Legacy of Marshall Nirenberg

    Speakers: C. Thomas Caskey (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA), Philipp Holliger (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), Gregory A. Petsko (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Frank Portugal (The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA), Venki Ramakrishnan (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), Lei Wang (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA), Jonathan Weissman (University of California - San Francisco, CA, USA), Huanming Yang (BGI, Shenzhen, China)

    The identification of the genetic code has offered many opportunities in scientific, medical and biological discovery. This symposium honors Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg and showcases research in a range of therapeutic areas.

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

    Demyelination and Remyelination: From Mechanism to Therapy

    Keynote Speaker: Robin Franklin (Wellcome Trust – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge)

    This translational conference will highlight biological and clinical findings in myelin development, new techniques for brain imaging and for screening molecular targets, and novel therapeutics that promote remyelination.

    June 19 - 20, 2014

    Targeting VEGF-mediated Tumor Angiogenesis in Cancer Therapy

    Keynote Speaker: Harold F. Dvorak (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

    This conference will examine issues in anti-angiogenic cancer therapy such as: (i) inherent / acquired resistance, (ii) immunomodulation (iii) enhanced invasiveness, and (iv) lack of validated predictive and prognostic biomarkers. Presentations, including a keynote lecture by Harold F. Dvorak, MD, will explore VEGF-dependent and alternative mechanisms of angiogenesis. Expert "point–counter point" debates will aim to resolve controversies regarding vascular normalization, treatment-induced metastasis, and the validity of hypertension as a physiological biomarker.

    Monday, June 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM

    2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Advances in Immunomodulation

    Featured Speakers: John J. O'Shea (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH), James P. Allison (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Louis M. Staudt (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), Charles A. Dinarello (University of Colorado at Denver)

    This symposium will honor Dr. John O'Shea, the recipient of the 2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, in recognition of his discoveries in immunology and cytokine biology.

    June 4 - August 25, 2014

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer 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.

  • Career Path Videos

    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.


    Not ready to leave the bench after grad school? Find out how training in an industry lab versus an academic lab compares from Justin Hall, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Pfizer.


    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

    Advances in Immunomodulation: The 2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

    Speakers: James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Charles A. Dinarello (University of Colorado–Denver), and John J. O'Shea (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH)

    This eBriefing features John J. O'Shea, recipient of the 2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine for his discoveries in immunology and cytokine biology.

    Annals

    The Year in Evolutionary Biology

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

    This Annals volume features five in-depth review articles of diverse issues in evolutionary biology.

    Volume 1320

    eBriefing

    The Biology of Aging: Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease

    Organizers: Howard Fillit (Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation), Kevin J. Lee (Lawrence Ellison Foundation), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores advances in the science of aging and in drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

    eBriefing

    HIV 2014: Science, Community, and Policy for Key Vulnerable Populations

    Organizers: Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS), Ani Shakarishvili (UNAIDS), Yegor Voronin (Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The UNAIDS vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero discrimination calls for a global approach to HIV research and policy. This eBriefing focuses on improving outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.

    eBriefing

    Malaria 2014: Advances in Pathophysiology, Biology, and Drug Development

    Organizers: Johanna P. Daily (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), David A. Fidock (Columbia University Medical Center), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speakers: Jane M. Carlton (New York University), Rick M. Fairhurst (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH), and Terrie E. Taylor (Michigan State University)

    This eBriefing highlights a symposium held on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, drug development, and pre-erythrocytic and liver-stage biology.

  • 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.