Aisha Abdullah received a BS in biology from the University of Houston and PhD in Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she studied the role of microRNA in embryonic and early postnatal neocortical development. Passionate about making science education accessible and inclusive, she worked with several K-12 science outreach programs at Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University during her graduate studies. Since completing her PhD, she has managed initiatives that broaden the pipeline to STEM careers including the Georgetown STEM Engagement Project and BioSTEM Clubs at the Center for Excellence in Education. Aisha currently serves as the Associate Director of the Global STEM Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences, leading the Academy’s in-person mentoring and education programs, advancing the Global STEM Alliance mission to increase the number and diversity of students pursuing STEM careers, and helming the STEM City initiative to place a scientist in every classroom in New York City.
- COVID-19: Food Security in the Pandemic May 27, 2020
- Pandemic Diseases Preparedness and Response June 22, 2020
- Innovations in Maternal, Neonatal, and Early Infancy Vaccines June 23, 2020
Events by TopicMay 27, 2020
COVID-19: Food Security in the PandemicMore
The food supply chain—all that happens from farm to fork—is complex and the pandemic is affecting it: farm and factory workers in some sectors have come under short supply, markets have been disrupted by scarcities or overstocks. How does this affect our collective food security? Are some groups more vulnerable than others? This webinar will deconstruct and explain the food supply chain from both domestic and global angles, examine the current shocks and responses to those disruptions, and identify how populations with special needs can be supported.June 22, 2020
Pandemic Diseases Preparedness and ResponseMore
The inevitable has happened, and we, as a world, were unprepared. This symposium will highlight lessons in pandemic preparedness from both the near and distant past, and illuminate the measures needed to shore up the globe for next time.Innovations in Maternal, Neonatal, and Early Infancy VaccinesJune 23, 2020More
Maternal, neonatal, and early infancy vaccines may improve the health of mothers and children worldwide. This symposium will explore maternal-fetal immunology and physiology; lessons learned from vaccines currently used in pregnancy; new targets for maternal, neonatal, and early infancy immunization; and barriers to uptake.
Professional Development TrainingBuilding Your Personal BrandFebruary 8, 2020More
Your personal brand or your professional reputation has a direct influence on your impact as a scientist, contributor, team player and leader. The way you are perceived is how you will be defined. The only way of changing or influencing that, is by being aware of that image and taking assertive steps to improve it.Is Your Research Award-Worthy?More
Why are some brilliant researchers celebrated early in their careers, while others languish in obscurity? Check out these 5 tips to improve the odds that you, and your research, will gain recognition.What Happens When We Die? Surviving Cardiac ArrestNovember 18, 2019More
This evening panel will explore current scientific discoveries regarding our understanding of death and cardiac arrest. Topics include: the impact of recent discoveries related to brain protection strategies, reversing cardiac arrest and death, consciousness, the human experience of cardiac arrest, and transformational experiences of death.
Academy Member NseAbasi NsikakAbasi Etim, PhD is promoting science beyond boundaries. Read on to learn about her work in our virtual mentoring programs.More
Working in engineering and construction since World War II, Academy Member Ethel Romm brings a unique energy and perspective to our Lyceum Society.Learn how Academy Member Jorge M. Torres used his scientific background to help launch a career as a venture capital investor.More
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the achievements of extraordinary young scientists and engineers and accelerate innovation through unrestricted funding.More
The Junior Academy introduces exceptional students to an online community where they gain access to best-in-class STEM resources and work together to solve real-world problems. STEM professionals mentor student teams during 60-day innovation challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies via Launchpad, our interactive challenge platform. Students and mentors can participate from anywhere in the world and have multiple challenges a year to choose from. Accepted students and mentors receive free membership to the New York Academy of Sciences!More
Available exclusively to our Member community, Member-to-Member Mentoring is a self-directed mentoring program that matches early career scientists and engineers with experienced STEM professionals for advice and coaching.
News & Publications by Topic
For the PressSpecial Issue: Hematopoietic Stem Cells XMore
This special issue presents reviews and original articles describing recent developments in hematopoietic stem cell research and their clinical relevance.Special Issue: Annals ReportsMore
This Annals Reports special issue presents twelve articles in different areas of clinical and basic research.Special Issue: The Year in Cognitive NeuroscienceMore
This twelfth issue of The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience series presents fourteen review articles on various areas of current research in cognitive neuroscience.
Host an Event at the AcademyOur MissionMore
For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.