Seminars

November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Dean Augustine M.K. Choi invites you to the Third Annual Symposium On Entrepreneurship and Academic Drug Development Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Belfer Research Building, 413 E. 69th Street, 302-A/B/C/D Reception to follow, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP Keynote address on "Life Science, From Bench to Bedside" by: Arie Belldegrun, MD Director, Institute of Urologic Oncology Roy and Carol Doumani Chair and Professor in Urologic Oncology University of California, Los Angeles Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Allogene Therapeutics and Alan Hartman Partner, Centerview Partners Presentations by WCM faculty: Dr. Rainu Kaushal Chair, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research "Leveraging Clinical Data to Improve Patient Outcomes" Dr. Jyotishman Pathak Professor, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research "Launching a Digital Health Startup at Weill Cornell Medicine" Dr. Carl Nathan Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology "Weill Cornell Medicine's Innovation Ecosystem" Learn about resources for entrepreneurship and for developing drugs and technologies at Weill Cornell Medicine. Representatives from the Center for Technology Licensing, BioPharma Alliances and Research Collaborations, Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, and Bridge Medicines will be available for networking at the reception.
November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
"The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" In his classic essay, “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge,” Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and the man who helped bring Albert Einstein to the United States, describes a great paradox of scientific research. The search for answers to deep questions, motivated solely by curiosity and without concern for applications, often leads not only to the greatest scientific discoveries but also the most revolutionary technological breakthroughs. Flexner’s defense of the value of “the unobstructed pursuit of useless knowledge” may be even more relevant today than it was in the early twentieth century, with basic research leading to major transformations as an essential precondition of innovation and the first step in social and cultural change. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Ph.D., Director, Professor Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
November 24, 2019 - 6:30am
The Med-Allied Chinese Student and Scholar’s Association (CSSA) in collaboration with the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPPA) present this career opportunity workshop to: Provide an overview of job opportunities as well as career trajectories in pharmaceutical and related health care industries.Prepare the transition from academia to industry with practical guidance.Explore career opportunities in the U.S. and China.Offer effective and interactive networking and coaching.Focus on short-term approaches while shaping long-term individual strategic goals.
November 25, 2019 - 12:30pm
“Novel Small-Molecule-Based Fluorescent Sensors for Molecular Detection and Imaging of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), Lipids and Proteins” Dan Yang, Ph.D. Chair Chemistry and Chemical Biology Professor University of Hong Kong
November 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
Corinne T. Abate-Shen Pharmacology Chair Columbia University Irving Medical Center Host: Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas Cookies and coffee: 2:30 p.m.
December 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
"Statistical Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Daata in Multiple Sclerosis Lesions" Elizabeth Sweeney, PhD, ScM, Moderator Assistant Profeessor of Biostatistics, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research Susan A. Gauthier, DO, MPH Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology; Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience; Associate Professor of Neurology in Radiology Thanh D. Nguyen, PhD, MS Associate Professor of Physics Research in Radiology Weill Cornell Medical College
December 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
“Imaging Alzheimer’s Disease”
December 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
"Understanding Synapse Formation and Specification, One Molecule at a Time" Thomas Südhof
December 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Seminar presented by: Emad Tajkhorshid, Ph.D. J. W. Hastings Endowed Chair of Biochemistry Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering, Pharmacology, Biophysics and Quantitative Biology, Neuroscience, and Computational Science and Engineering Director, NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
December 12, 2019 - 1:00pm
Biochemistry and Cell & Developmental Biology Lecture Series presents: Gary Yellen, Ph.D. Professor of Neurobiology Harvard Medical School

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