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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 

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Frontiers

    Keynote Speaker: Giancarlo Comi (Università 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

    Did Einstein Kill Schrödinger's Cat? A Quantum State of Mind

    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

    MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

    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.

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The Ins and Outs of Scientific Publishing with Elsevier

    Elsevier Speakers: Josh Spieler (Publishing Director, Health Sciences), George Woodward (Publisher, Health & Sciences Group), Lily Khidr (Senior Publisher, Engineering), Angela Welch (Senior Publisher, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering), and Michael Weston (Executive Publisher, Health and Medical Sciences)

    Join Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how to successfully publish your research, including common mistakes to avoid, followed by breakout sessions focused on best practices for specific areas of study.

    August 1 - 5, 2016

    SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative

    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, August 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Webinar: VISA Mechanisms for Scientists

    Speaker: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC)

    Join this Webinar to learn more about the Green Card application process and the visa options for international researchers and scientists without employer sponsorships.

    Monday, August 29, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Teaching Kids to Program with KIBO

    KIBO is a new way for children ages 4–7 to gain sequential learning skills, introducing them to the world of robotics and computer programming in an accessible and fun environment.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Inflammation and Podocytopathy in Chronic Kidney Disease

    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), and Katalin Susztak (Perelman School of Medicine)

    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.

    Friday, September 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Protein Engineering and Protein Therapeutics

    Speakers: Shohei Koide (NYU Langone Medical Center), Jonathan R. Lai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jim Wells (University of California San Francisco), and Manoj Charati (Pfizer)

    This symposium will highlight state-of-the-art technologies in protein and antibody engineering, and antibody-drug conjugates. The implementation of these methods to specific diseases, and unique research tools, will also be discussed.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    198th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    The Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences cordially invites members to the 198th Annual Meeting.

  • Past Events

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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

    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.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Are We Alone in the Universe?

    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 (PRI's 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?

    Monday, June 13, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    2016 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Resolution of Inflammation

    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 6, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    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 6, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society June 2016 Event

    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 

    eBriefing

    Neuronal Connectivity in Brain Function and Disease

    Organizers: Thomas F. Franke (NYU School of Medicine), Eric Nestler (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Caitlin McOmish (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores work to map the brain and define its circuitry.

    eBriefing

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science: Gut–Brain Interaction

    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.

    eBriefing

    Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

    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.

    eBriefing

    Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Paper

    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.

    Annals

    Special Issue: Targeting the Lysosome

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

    Recent discoveries in lysosome biology and the therapeutic potential of drugs targeting the lysosome in various diseases.

  • 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.