Making Science Happen Dinner with Science Coordinators and Facilitators May 1, 6:30-9pm
Interested in moving off the bench but still want to make science happen? Wondering how to get started? Now is your chance to pick the brains of industry insiders in a personal setting. Join us for dinner with scientists working to make science happen around New York City.
Annette 'Nina' Gray, PhD Program Manager NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYUMC
Annette “Nina” Gray was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellow at Brown University, where she studied properties of calcium ion channels that control communication between neurons. After receiving her PhD in 2006, Nina went on to a postdoctoral position at Brandies University, investigating synapse plasticity important for early critical periods of brain development. In 2010, she moved to NYC and first worked as a freelance writer before transitioning to Program Management, at the New York Academy of Sciences and then the NYU School of Medicine. In her current role, she oversees graduate education in Neuroscience, including strategic planning of admissions, grant preparation, and curriculum development, as well as other programs in the new NYU Neuroscience Institute.
Eric Vieira, PhD Director of Special Research Programs City University of New York
Eric is no stranger to NYC’s vibrant science community. He received his PhD in Developmental Genetics from NYU in 2003 and went on to launch the New York Academy of Science’s Science Alliance program. Under his direction, he organized numerous career development seminars and workshops, including NYC’s first course on science entrepreneurship. In 2005, Dr. Vieira moved from NYAS to the finance world where he began a successful career as a biotechnology equity analyst. It was during this time that Eric began to appreciate the challenges facing the technology industry as it tried to keep pass with the ever increasing complexity of science and innovation, and the industry’s need for a highly-skilled workforce. Dr. Vieira moved back to Academia in 2008 to rejoin the front line of scientific discovery and innovation and to assist in the development of those technologies for the advancement of society. Eric was most recently an Assistant Director in the Office of Technology & Business Development of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Vieira is the Director of Special Research Programs for the City University of New York and oversees both the Professional Science Masters (PSM) program and the Postdoctoral Development program for all the CUNY colleges. In addition, Eric is the Director in Manhattan for the Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Course, a program of the Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University (SUNY); as well as the Bioscience Practice Leader of the Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC, an initiative of the NYC Economic Development Corporation.
Jennifer Henry, PhD Director, Life Science New York Academy of Sciences
Jennifer Henry, PhD, is the Director, Life Sciences at The New York Academy of Sciences. Dr Henry joined the Academy in 2009, prior to which she was a Publishing Manager in the Academic Journals division at Nature Publishing Group. She also has eight years of direct editorial experience as Editor of Functional Plant Biology, for CSIRO Publishing in Australia. She received her PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Melbourne, specializing in the genetic engineering of transgenic crops. As Director of Life Sciences, she is responsible for developing scientific symposia across a range of life sciences, including biochemical pharmacology, neuroscience, systems biology, genome integrity, infectious diseases and microbiology, under the auspices of the Academy's Frontiers of Science program. She also generates alliances with organizations interested in developing programmatic content.
Deborah Lazzarino, PhD Assistant Dean for Research Administration UMDNJ
Dr. Lazzarino is currently an Assistant Dean for Research Administration at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). She directs the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs responsible for administering the processing of all research grant and contract proposals. As part of the leadership in the NJMS Research Office, she works to improve and build new administrative and infrastructure support for biomedical research, including overseeing the direction and growth of the NJMS Core Research Facilities, directing an Intramural Research Grants Program, and running a Student Summer Research Program. In addition, Dr. Lazzarino holds an academic appointment at NJMS as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, making contributions in both teaching and research.
Dr. Lazzarino has over 20 years of academic research and pharmaceutical industry expertise as a cellular and molecular biologist in the areas of Cancer and Viral Immunology. She holds a B.A. degree in Biology from New York University, a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, and received postdoctoral training in several fellowship positions at The Scripps Research Institute, University of Washington, Columbia University, Yale University and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Following her postdoctoral training, Dr. Lazzarino worked in industry, playing a leadership role both as manager and scientist in the start- up biopharmaceutical company, Advanced Viral Research, Inc. Additionally, she has managed a Tissue Culture and Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the Population Council at The Rockefeller University. Before taking on her current role, she served for five years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at NJMS. During that time, she developed a research program focused on the biology of normal breast tissue development and tumorigenesis, as well as stem cell research in both transgenic mouse models and human tissue specimens; work she continues to contribute towards as a consultant.
Dinner with Non-Profit Foundation Scientists, October 24, 6:30-9pm
Interested in this stimulating and rewarding career path? Wondering how to get started? Now is your chance to pick the brains of industry insiders in a personal setting. Join us for dinner with scientists working for non-profit foundations in the life sciences around New York City. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Cost of the dinner is $22, not including drinks.