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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.


    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.

  • Events 

    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!

    Monday, January 30, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts

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

    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 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Greg Matloff and Mark Edelman

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

    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), Upasana Roy (Stony Brook University, Schärer Lab), and Simona Giunta (The Rockefeller University, Funabiki Lab)

    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.

    February 21 - 24, 2017

    Mid-Winter Break Science Camp for Middle Schoolers

    Students will learn to code video games based on simple sensors they control!

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists: Roundtable Discussions and Networking Reception

    Speaker: Ming Zhao (The New York Times)

    Join Science Alliance and INet NYC as we discuss career options, challenges, and trajectories for international graduate students and postdocs in the US. Topics will include how to overcome major obstacles to secure a job beyond academia in the US.

    February 27 - 28, 2017

    Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speaker: James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    Discover the latest on immunotherapeutic strategies that are currently being employed to treat some of the most devastating forms of cancer from leading experts in immunotherapy.
     
    This event is sold out.

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

    Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley

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

  • Past Events

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Webinar: Is a Postbac Right for You?

    Organizer and Moderator: Yaihara Fortis Santiago (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Join this Webinar to learn more about post baccalaureate (postbac) programs for recent college graduates in order to gain research and scientific experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree. Learn about types of postbac programs and how they can strengthen your application to PhD programs in the biomedical sciences.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 12th Winter Meeting

    Organizers: Iban Ubarretxena (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), John Hunt (Columbia University), David Jeruzalmi (City College of New York), Sonya Dougal and Caitlin McOmish (The New York Academy of Sciences)

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

    January 15 - December 31, 2017

    Leadership in STEM

    Leadership is a key skill for all students and can help distinguish students as they apply for college. In this course, students will learn fundamental leadership skills and how they can apply them to build their experiences for college and beyond. Successful completion of this course will lead to a Leadership Credential from the New York Academy of Sciences.

    January 15 - December 31, 2017

    College Readiness

    This course is designed to prepare high school students to think about their academic and professional goals, learn about the pros and cons of different types of colleges and conduct STEM-focused projects to enhance their college applications. Successful completion of this course will lead to a STEM Credential from the New York Academy of Sciences.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society January 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Mark Kobrak, Herb Klitzner

    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

    Antibiotics in Food: Can Less Do More?

    Organizers: Gary R. Acuff (Texas A&M University), Robert Brackett, (Illinois Institute of Technology), Sarah Marie Cahill (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Bruce Cogill (Consultant), Jeffrey Farber (University of Guelph), Gilles Bergeron (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), and Mireille Mclean (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)

    This one-day conference reviewed the implications of antibiotic use in the food system from veterinary health, human health, food safety, and food system economic perspectives.

    eBriefing

    Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Frontiers

    Keynote Speakers: Barry G. Arnason, MD (University of Chicago) and Giancarlo Comi, MD (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)

    This one-day, translational conference brought together academic and clinical researchers with industry leaders to discuss current therapeutics.

    Annals

    Special Issue: Annals Reports

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

    This special issue presents a collection of four papers ranging from proapoptotic and antiangiogentic properties of resveratrol, to executive function of in adults with beta-thalassemia, to disease drivers of aging.

    Volume 1386

    eBriefing

    The Addicted Brain: New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speakers: The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy (Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum), George F. Koob (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. National Institutes of Health), and Nora D. Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. National Institutes of Health)

    Leading experts, including NIAAA and NIDA directors, discuss the latest on neurobiology of addiction; susceptibility of the teen brain; new treatment strategies; and social, economic, political, and legislative aspects of this disease.

    eBriefing

    MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

    Keynote Speaker: David Bartel (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, MIT)

    MicroRNAs (miRNA) 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.

  • 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.