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

CDN (6S-229) @ 10am - Dr. Gregg Philips, Dept of Biolgy, CSI

CDN (6S-229) @ 10am - Frank Bosmans, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Center for Developmental Neuroscience
Dr. Ahmed
Advanced Imaging Facility
Message from the Center


CDN Events:


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities of the College of Staten Island present:


CUNY Career Development Initiative for STEM-C Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Tuesday, Sept 30th @ 2:30pm, 6S-Room 230 (entrance through 229)


Eric Vieira, Ph.D.

Director of Special Research Programs

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research




Jennifer Furlong, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development



NYAS Events:


What Every International Student and Postdoc Should Know About US Employment (Also available as a Webinar)

Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside? Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at, shares the potent job search system used by many international students and postdocs to find U.S. employment. H-1B's are won in ways you likely don't expect. What you'll discover in this presentation may surprise you:


-Learn how to secure H-1B sponsorship at companies that have a policy against sponsoring H-1B visas.

-Learn why 80 percent of open jobs are never advertised - and how to find them before anyone else.

-Learn why human resources is often an obstacle instead of a conduit to finding a U.S. job-and how to bypass it.

-Learn why submitting resumes online is not an effective use of your time-and how you can better invest that time.


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Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs (Also available as a Webinar)

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The ability to write research grants is now more important than ever. Therefore, graduate students and postdocs should be practicing grant writing skills early in their careers by applying for fellowships. Moreover, concise and persuasive writing skills are not only vital for a career in academia, but are essential for all career opportunities.


From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success

October 21 - December 13, 2014

Enhance your communication, leadership, and teambuilding skills that all employers value by taking From Scientist to CSO, one of the most popular courses offered at the New York Academy of Sciences.


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.


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.

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From Bacterial Immunity to Genome Editing: The 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

September 11, 2014

This symposium will honor Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, who will reflect on their research leading up to the discovery of the mechanism of dual-RNA-guided DNA cleavage in adaptive bacterial immunity and its potential applications in rewriting the genome. Following their Award lectures, leading scientists in microbiology, molecular genetics, genomics, and other relevant research areas will discuss the implications of this novel technology for basic science, medical research, drug development, and human health.

FREE EVENT - Registration Required


New Frontiers in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

October 10, 2014

This conference will explore the translation of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience into therapies for the more than twenty-five percent of Americans suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, autism, and other psychiatric disorders. A keynote lecture by The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy will address strategies to simultaneously abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to fully realize the potential of these new treatments to improve mental health.
FREE EVENT - Registration Required


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.