College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
Important Dates

CDN (6S-229) @ 10.15am - Frank Bosmans, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

CDN (6S-229) @ 10am - Dr. Gregg Philips, College of Staten Island-CUNY

CDN (6S-229) @ 10am - Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Center for Developmental Neuroscience
Dr. Ahmed
Student Research in Autism and Cerebral Palsy is at the Heart of the CDN
Message from the Center

CDN Events:


Fall, 2014

Monday, October 27th @ 10:15 AM (note change of time)

6S-Room 230 (entrance through 229)


Using Animal Toxins to Investigate Ion Channel Function

Dr. Frank Bosmans

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine




Tuesday November 4th @ 5.30 PM

6S-Room 230 (entrance through 229)


All the possible careers in Neuroscience that you never thought existed

L. Pignataro, CSI-CUNY


NYAS Events:

Conflict Resolution Skills: In and Out of the Lab

Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In this weekend workshop you will learn critical skills and tools to cultivate more fulfilling and productive working relationships.


Pharmacologic Resolution of Inflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach

October 28, 2014

Uncontrolled, chronic inflammation plays a key role in the progression of many diseases, and elucidation of biochemical pathways provides novel targets. This symposium reviews discoveries, approaches and opportunities for treatment and prevention. Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session, and several abstracts will be selected for short 'Late-breaking abstract' presentations. Abstract deadline is September 26, 2014.


Gene Network Changes in Alzheimer's Disease: Potential Points for Therapeutic Intervention

November 3, 2014

Next generation sequencing of Alzheimers disease (AD) progression reveals gene networks within microglial pathways. This symposium focuses on microglia biology, molecular signatures specific to microglial phenotypes, and phenotype modulation. Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session, and several abstracts will be selected for short 'Late-breaking abstract' presentations. Abstract deadline is September 26, 2014.


How to Turn Your Science Project into a Product: A Creative Thinking Workshop by The Solution Lab

November 8, 2014

Looking to take your thesis or postdoc project into more creative directions?? Interested in developing a novel scientific concept into a revolutionary product? Then, tap into your imagination and learn how to mine new insights from your research. For more information please visit


Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM

November 13, 2014

Join the New York Chapter of AWiS and Science Alliance as we discuss the policy initiatives that have been put in place to provide support for gender balance in STEM fields. For more information please visit


Risky Business: A Pharmaceutical Industry Strategy Workshop

Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This course gives professionals from inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry, including students and postdocs, a much better understanding of how the R&D and business development and licensing processes operate.


PepsiCo Journey through Science Day (Travel fellowships available according to need)

Monday, December 8, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On December 8, 2014, the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day at the Academy's headquarters in New York City. Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo's R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers. Additionally, each participant will be asked to present a poster on their research to highlight and share their own activities and interests with PepsiCo. There will be an award ceremony for the best posters at the end of the event.

We are looking to invite individuals with experience in the following key areas:

-Life Sciences: Nutrition, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biology, and Pharmacology

-Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Packaging Engineering

-Food Science: Food Science specialties, Agriculture and Analytical Chemistry

-Material Science: Material Science, Polymer Science

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Deadline Monday, September 16, 2014.

For more information please visit


Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges
December 9, 2014

Identifying and prosecuting drug targets is challenging due to a poor understanding of pathogenesis and few biomarkers. This symposium identifies targets for preventive or therapeutic interventions and discusses challenges in clinical development. Travel Fellowship application and abstract deadline is October 17, 2014.