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  • Science Alliance
  • Featured Events

    July 10 - 14, 2017

    2017 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.


    September 18, 2017

    Journey Through Science Day 2017

    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 

    Monday, March 27, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

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

    Monday, April 3, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society April 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Joel Kirman and Clif Hotvedt

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

    Monday, April 10, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Hironori Funabiki (The Rockefeller University), Tony Huang (NYU School of Medicine), Amy MacQueen (Wesleyan University), and Jessica Tyler (Weill Cornell Medical College)

    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, April 11, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases

    Speakers: Brian Kaspar (Nationwide Children's Hospital), R. Jude Samulski (Bamboo Therapeutics), Barry Byrne (University of Florida, Powell Gene Therapy Center), Maria Escolar (University of Pittsburgh), Jakub Tolar (University of Minnesota), Kevin Flanigan (Nationwide Children's Hospital), Katherine A. High (Spark Therapeutics), and Steven J. Gray (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

    Gene therapy has been proposed as a promising therapeutic strategy for monogenic disorders. This symposium will explore recent advances in the field, and identify ongoing obstacles on the path to wider use of this approach.

    Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets

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

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Complement Pathways in Disease

    Keynote Speaker: V. Michael Holers (University of Colorado)

    The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This symposium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders.

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Industry Research Postdoctoral Programs

    Join the Science Alliance as we discuss the postdoctoral programs outside Academia. Topics will include differences between academia and industry, hiring and transition mechanisms, salaries and challenges.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society May 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Uldis Blukis and Joel Kirman

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

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Workshop: 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.

    May 15 - 17, 2017

    13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

    Keynote Speaker: Vijay K. Kuchroo (Harvard Institutes of Medicine)

    Learn about most recent advances in basic, translational, and clinical research on the rare, acquired disorder, Myasthenia Gravis, as well as implications of this research on a range of related autoimmune and neuromuscular diseases.

  • Past Events

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Exosomes in the CNS

    Speakers: Tsuneya Ikezu (Boston University School of Medicine), David Issadore (University of Pennsylvania), Xandra Breakefield (Massachusetts General Hospital), Efrat Levy (NYU School of Medicine), Robert A. Rissman (University of California San Diego, School of Medicine), and Andrew West (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)

    In this symposium we will explore the contribution of extracellular vesicles to pathological processes underlying neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.

    March 15 - 16, 2017

    The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development — Must Randomized Controlled Trials Give Way?

    Experience a public-facing dialogue exploring the nuanced ethical and scientific rationale behind randomized controlled clinical trials, accelerated alternatives, and the implications of these discussions on drug approval and patient interests.
     
    Due to the impending snowstorm forecast for the greater New York area, this conference is being postponed until June 2017 (exact date tbd).

    Monday, March 13, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM

    Targeting Tau in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

    Speakers: Michael G. Agadjanyan (The Institute for Molecular Medicine), Bernardino Ghetti (Indiana University School of Medicine), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Viktoriya Morozova (College of Staten Island, The City University of New York), Einar M. Sigurdsson (New York University School of Medicine), Qian Wu (New York University School of Medicine), Emanuele Sher (Lilly UK), and Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

    This event will cover the translational potential of immunotherapy for tauopathies, reviewing the pre-clinical and clinical development of several tau immunotherapy programs that exemplify this emerging therapeutic approach.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Webinar: What International Scientists Should Know about Immigration and Travel

    Featuring: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC) and Yelena Bernadskaya (NYC Postdoc Coalition)

    This webinar will feature a discussion of the implications of the White House Executive Order on Immigration.

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    You, Too, Can Peer Review! A Guide for Contributing to the Peer Review Process

    Keynote Speaker: Angela Welch (Elsevier)

    Join Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how to review an article for a scientific journal. The first half of this two part session will include an overview of the fundamentals of the peer-review process, advice about becoming a reviewer, and tips for providing constructive feedback. The second half of the workshop will feature an interactive and hands-on review session of a published manuscript.

  • 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 

    Annals

    Special Issue: The Potential of Pulses to Meet Today's Health Challenges

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

    The United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to highlight the importance of increasing pulse production and consumption

    eBriefing

    What International Scientists Should Know about Immigration and Travel

    Featuring: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC) and Yelena Bernadskaya (NYC Postdoc Coalition)

    This eBriefing features a discussion on the implications of the White House's executive order on immigration.

    eBriefing

    The 2016 Blavatnik Science Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Chris Chang (University of California, Berkeley) and Edward Chang (University of California, San Francisco)

    On July 18–19, 2016, the New York Academy of Sciences hosted the third annual Blavatnik Science Symposium, a gathering of 54 laureates, finalists, and alumnae of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

    eBriefing

    Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases

    Featuring: 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 eBriefing surveys highlights from recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on metabolic disease.

    Annals

    Special Issue: The Year in Diabetes and Obesity

    Edited by Rexford Ahima (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

    Scholarly reviews of current topics in diabetes and obesity

  • 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.