This Week: What Can You Be With a PhD?

Not sure of your options after graduation? Then you should check out What Can You Be With a PhD? this Friday and Saturday at NYU. There will be symposia covering a variety of career paths including academia, pharma, biotech, government jobs, publishing and more. See event website for more details.  Read more

Bioentrepreneur: Growing Your Biotech Startup

Last night I had the opportunity to attend another Meet the Author event sponsored by Bioentrepreneur. As discussed in a previous post, Bioentrepreneur is a site sponsored by Nature Biotechnology, designed as a educational resource for scientists interested in commercializing their research. The speaker was Thomas Gunning, vice president and general counsel at EMD Serono.  Read more

Imagine Science Film Festival: Only 2 Days Left!

It was a late night at the lab today. Sadly, I missed my opportunity to see Documentary Shorts at the Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF). But you don’t have to miss it! There are still 2 days left of the ISFF (last day October 24th). So check out the schedule to catch the remaining events. Happy viewing!  Read more

A Lesson In Communication

As scientists, we are taught to communicate in a very specific language at very specific times, mainly during a lectures or conferences. Building communication skills outside of these defined communication periods proves to be difficult. Luckily, other outlets for scientific communication do exist, the Nature Network being one of them. But what really makes one a good communicator and what are they ways in which we, as scientists, can improve our communication skills (in science and outside of the lab alike)?  Read more

Origins with SCI AM

You may have seen from my previous post that there was a SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN event in New York this past week. I had the opportunity to attend this event and it was really quite fun. The talk given by the editor-in-chief, Mariette DiChristina, gave an insiders look to the recent SCI AM special issue called Origins. Origins of what? Well, pretty much anything you can think of from paper clips to life on earth.  Read more

This Thursday: The Origins of Our World with Scientific American

Come see the Acting Editor-in-Chief of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, Mariette DiChristina, talk about the beginning of… everything! The event takes place at the 92YTribeca on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $12 and include a one year subscription to SCI AM. For more information check out the website and read the event description (as given on the site) below:  … Read more

MicroRNAs as Cardiac Therapies

The new academic year began this week 1. To start the semester off with a bang, CUMC invited Eric Olson, Ph.D of UT Southwestern to come and speak at the annual Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professor Lectures. Olson spoke about his work on microRNAs (miRs) and their therapeutic possibilities, particularly as heart disease therapies.  Read more

Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program @ Nature Network NY Event

What could be better than a Nature Network happy hour? How about a Nature Network happy hour where you not only get to mingle with fellow scientists but have the opportunity to develop your skill set outside of the lab. Thanks to collaboration between Naturejobs and the Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University, local scientists had the opportunity to hear about an exciting program available to them. Currently in its sixth year, the Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program is catered to graduate students and postdocs seeking to transition into non-academic industry careers. This program is broken into modules focusing on the product development process and regulatory affairs, the business of bioscience and corporate culture and career development strategies.  Read more