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Biological rhythms are relevant for almost every aspect of an organism’s life from physiology to social behavior. Most recently a growing body of research explores the circadian clock’s involvement with human disease. Join us for a one-day symposium highlighting these translational aspects of chronobiology research.
Synthetic Biology Approaches to Improve Human and Environmental Health
November 18 - November 19, 2020
This two-day symposium will convene experts in gene editing, artificial cells, genomics and chemical biology to discuss how advances in synthetic biology can positively influence human and environmental health.
Alzheimer's Disease Therapeutics: Alternatives to Amyloid 2020
December 4, 2020
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) affects more than 5 million people in the US, a number that is projected to more than double by 2050. This virtual symposium will highlight new strategies to develop therapeutics for AD, with an emphasis on non-amyloid targets
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.
Grantsmanship and the Transition to Research Independence
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.
NewsBuilding Transformative Collaborations to Address Society's Challenges
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.
NewsWhat Makes Human Milk Different and How Does it Help Developing Babies?
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.
NewsFinding a Common Research Language and a New Approach to Studying Aging
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 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!
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.
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.
In Part 2 of our podcast coverage of Wrath Goes Viral, the panelists discuss factors involved in preventing outbreaks from reaching pandemic scales. The SARS virus and SARS-like virus that appeared earlier this year in Saudi Arabia provide interesting case studies for considering containment policy.
In the section, the panelists discuss factors involved in preventing outbreaks from reaching pandemic scales. The SARS virus and SARS-like virus that appeared earlier this year in Saudi Arabia provide interesting case studies for considering containment policy.