• Journey Through Science Day

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    Journey Through Science Day 2015

    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 

    Friday, December 4, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Managing Disease-Related Lean Body Mass Loss through Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Speakers: Melissa J. Benton (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), David Evans (The Ohio State University), Gordon Jensen (The Pennsylvania State University), Robert Martindale (Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare), Peter A. McCullough (Dallas Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital), Gerard Mullin (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Dennis H. Sullivan (University of Arkansas), Paul Wischmeyer (University of Colorado School of Medicine)

    Lean Body Mass Loss Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Monday, December 7, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society Annual 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 7, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Jean Gautier (Columbia University Medical Center), Olga A. Guryanova (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jaspreet S. Khurana (Princeton University), Hannah Klein (NYU Langone Medical Center), Neal Lue (Weill-Cornell Medical College), Dirk Remus (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer 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.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    GLP-1 Treatment for Diabetes and Beyond

    Speakers: David D'Alessio (Duke University), Richard DiMarchi (Indiana University), Jean-Philippe Fortin (Pfizer Global), Keld Fosgerau (Zealand Pharma), Matthew Hayes (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), George Holz (State University of New York), Dong Seok Kim (National Institute on Aging / Peptron Inc), Lotte Bjerre Knudsen (Novo Nordisk), Patrick Sexton (Monash University), Konrad Talbot (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), Beat Jucker (GlaxoSmithKline)

    GLP-1 receptor agonists have improved treatment options in type 2 diabetes, although realizing their promise in other areas remains challenging. This symposium highlights preclinical and clinical breakthroughs and opportunities for drug development.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice & Human Nature

    Featuring Heather Berlin (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital), Christian Miller (Wake Forest University), Michael Shermer (Chapman University), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Is a basic model of human nature necessary to navigate the good life? Professor of philosophy Christian Miller and neuroscientist Heather Berlin join forces with science writer Michael Shermer to take a closer look at our moral ecology and its influence on our underlying assumptions about human nature.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Teaching Kids to Program with KIBO

    Keynote Speakers: Marina Umaschi Bers (Tufts University), Meghan Groome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This training will teach educators how to use KIBO, an instructional tool, to connect programming with arts and culture.

    Saturday, January 30, 2016 | 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.

    Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Alberto Ciccia (Columbia University Medical Center), Maria Jasin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Richard Pomerantz (Temple University), Patrick Sung (Yale 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.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.

    February 5 - 6, 2016

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This is an event that will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

  • Past Events

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today's Global Health Challenges

    Speakers: Seth Adu-Afarwuah (University of Ghana), Vincent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Laurette Dubé (McGill University), Allan Hruska (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization), PK Joshi (International Food Policy Research Institute), Mark J Manary (Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis), Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank), Sonny Ramaswamy (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture), John L. Sievenpiper (University of Toronto), Joanne Slavin (University of Minnesota)

    This inaugural conference will look at the role of pulses in healthy and sustainable diets, examine how pulses can make critical contributions to public health, and explore opportunities for enhancing these benefits broadly through food system innovations.

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Postdocs

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance and NYWiSTEM for the Grantsmanship workshop. During this evening seminar, Dr. Jaime Rubin will focus on best practices for effective grantsmanship, specifically applied to the NIH K99/R00 career transition grant application.

    Monday, November 2, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society November 2015 Meeting

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

    October 28 - 29, 2015

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    This 2-day colloquium will explore challenges surrounding pre-approval access to investigational medicines in a series of debates featuring prominent representatives of governments, pharmaceutical companies, patient groups, NGOs, and foundations.

  • Career Path Videos

    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 


    The Year in Evolutionary Biology

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

    The seventh installment of this Annals series presents scholarly reviews on current topics in evolutionary biology.

    Volume 1360


    The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Michael B. Miller (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Alan Kingstone (University of British Columbia)

    The eighth installment of this Annals series presents review articles on recent developments in cognitive neuroscience research.

    Volume 1359


    From Tumor Suppressors to Oncogenic Dynamics: The 2015 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featured Speaker: Bert Vogelstein (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

    This eBriefing features the work of Bert Vogelstein, recipient of the 2015 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, and covers topics at the forefront of precision medicine.


    Pharmaceutical Science to Improve the Human Condition: Winners and Finalists of the Prix Galien USA Awards 2014

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

    This Annals volume presents scientific achievements by winners and finalists of the 2014 Prix Galien USA, honoring excellence in pharmaceutical science.

    Volume 1358


    Fortification of Condiments and Seasonings with Vitamins and Minerals in Public Health I

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

    This Annals volume explores the fortification of condiments and seasonings as a new approach to mitigate micronutrient deficiencies, with discussion on the global regulatory landscape, available technologies for industrial processing, factors that may affect micronutrient bioavailability, and estimates of population iodine intake.

    Volume 1357

  • 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.