Douglas Braaten oversees the strategic development and planning of all scholarly scientific publishing at the New York Academy of Sciences, including as editor-in-chief of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and the joint Academy–Wiley book program established in 2015. Following twenty-three years of basic research in immunology, HIV, gamma-herpesvirus biology, Drosophila genetics, and cell biology at various university research laboratories and publishing over twenty primary research articles, Douglas joined the scientific editorial team at Nature Immunology in 2005, and then moved to the Academy in 2009. Douglas earned dual M.B.A. degrees at UCLA and the National University of Singapore in 2020, a Ph.D. in the microbiology department at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000, and a B.A. degree in biology at Washington University in 1984; and he studied in Ph.D. programs in philosophy at Columbia University and the CUNY Graduate Center, the M.D. program at OU School of Medicine, and the Master of Liberal Arts program at Washington University, St. Louis.
Events by TopicMarch 7, 2022
Neurodegeneration and ProteostasisMore
This symposium will bring together experts in proteostasis biology and neurodegenerative disease, along with clinicians, drug developers, and investors to discuss emerging therapies targeting proteostasis pathways to treat neurodegenerative disease.March 30 - March 31, 2022
The Future of VaccinologyMore
This two-day conference will convene leaders in vaccinology, virology, immunology, biotechnology, microbiology, systems biology, and health policy. Session topics include a look back at advances in vaccine development, updates from present-day vaccinology, a discussion on how vaccine development can be strengthened based on COVID-19 vaccine learnings, pharma company pipeline updates, next generation vaccine adjuvants, improving immune measures, and more.April 4 - April 5, 2022
Frontiers in ImmunologyMore
Technological developments such as next-generation sequencing, super-resolution imaging, and systems-level computational approaches have resulted in great leaps in our understanding of the immune system. Despite these advances, many autoimmune diseases lack effective treatments; and the current pandemic has shown the critical need to better understand the immune system in order to harness it to develop vaccines and therapeutics.
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Resources for EducatorsPepsiCo Perspective: Leveraging STEM SkillsSeptember 18, 2020More
Organizations are continually evolving to build a strong, talented team that will propel their businesses forward while creating a desirable workplace that fosters creativity and innovation. In this webinar you’ll have the chance to hear from PepsiCo on why they’re recruiting talented STEM professionals like you. You’ll also get a glimpse into why your STEM expertise is vital and how you can leverage your STEM skills.Sustainable Solutions for the World's Dinner TableMore
A look at challenges and opportunities in food and nutrition science research.Grantsmanship and the Transition to Research IndependenceMore
As university budgets shrink and external funding sources becoming more competitive, the ability to write successful research grants is more important than ever. In this eBriefing, learn strategies for effective grant writing, specifically applied to fellowship applications in biomedical fields.
Now more than ever, it's clear that being able to collaborate across fields and borders is crucial for the advancement of science. Find out how our Members across sectors have built innovative cross-disciplinary teams.More
It is understood that human milk provides benefits to babies as they develop, particularly in its ability to help protect babies from a variety of infections. But what is the mechanism that does the work to help keep babies healthy? Find out in this interview with Academy Member and Vanderbilt University Professor Steven Townsend.More
When three scientists working across different disciplines, universities, and continents teamed up as part of the Interstellar Initiative—an international mentorship program for early-career investigators—their first task was finding common ground. Find out how they did it and how their work might contribute to the study of aging.
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.
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For the PressStudents Step Up to Solve Global ProblemsMore
Winners of the Junior Academy Challenges presented solutions for some of the planet’s most pressing problems at the 2021 Global Stem Alliance Summit.New Architecture Framework to Manage Infrastructure Systems in the Digital AgeMore
The New York Academy of Sciences publishes an integrated framework to help owners of civil infrastructure systems design and manage complex assets to improve sustainability and resiliency.Special Issue: Keystone Symposia ReportsMore
Beginning in 2021, Ann NY Acad Sci and Keystone Symposia are working together to produce scholarly reports on select symposia. These are the first eight reports in the collaboration with Keystone and the many esteemed scientists who attended the symposia.
Contact UsOur Mission: Science for the Public GoodMore
As the New York Academy of Sciences continues into its third century, Nicholas Dirks is at the helm of an extraordinary organization with a talented staff, a global community of more than 20,000 Members, and a network of top-echelon leaders in science, industry, academia, government and public policy. Bringing all these people together, the Academy is taking on COVID-19 and other world-wide challenges with the best solutions that science, technology, and bright minds can offer.