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March 20 - 26, 2023

Science Forward: Towards Inclusive Excellence in Academia

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is proud to present Science Forward: Towards Inclusive Excellence in Academia, a symposium to build community for underrepresented basic scientists as they prepare to apply for tenure-track junior faculty positions. The symposium will include a number of workshops, including preparing a strong chalk talk, how to negotiate, and how to set up your lab. The symposium will feature a number of highly influential scientists and leaders including Erich Jarvis (Rockefeller University) and Blanton Tolbert (Howard Hughes Medical Institute).  

In addition, the following panel of distinguished researchers for our Research Excellence panel, where attendees can hear from leaders on the opportunities and obstacles they encountered as they advanced through their careers in academia.

Alaji Bah, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Hasina Outtz Reed, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
Karl Lewis, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University
Lucas Cheadle, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Remi Adelaiye-Ogala, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hemtalogy/Oncology at the University of Buffalo

The symposium will take place on March 20-21, 2023 at Cold Spring Habor Laboratory.  Click here for more information and the application to apply

Monday, March 20, 2023 - Sunday, March 21, 2021 | Cold Spring Habor Laboratory
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Applying Graph Convolutional Networks to GWAS Data: Improving Predictive Accuracy and Extracting Biological Networks

Ankita Saxena
Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Stephen Faraone's Lab
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Zoom
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Inflammasome formation at the skin interface during Powassan virus transmission

Dakota Paine
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | WH 103 or via Zoom
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Actin, cellular architect

Dr. Jessica Henty-Ridilla's Lab
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | WH 103
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Immunomodulatory Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Kara L. Spiller, PhD
Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems Drexel University

Click here for Zoom Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 910 6649 3776 and password: 409530 Join from dial-in phone line: Dial: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 646 931 3860 Meeting ID: 910 6649 3776 Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting. International numbers available:

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Zoom
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