To Better Communicate Science —-Voices from Our Volunteers

To Better Communicate Science —-Voices from Our Volunteers

By Xinjun Zhang Since founded in September 2016, NYC Science Communication (NYC SciComm) has grown to have 174 members from more than 12 institutes across New York City and beyond. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to acknowledge our volunteers over the past year. Without them, the growth of NYC SciComm would not have been possible. In this special post, many of our volunteers also share their […]

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

  By Justine Calise, PhD Candidate, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine Speakers: Dr. Jesse Roth, MD, FACP, and Dr. Bettie Steinberg, PhD            Chances are, if you are a trainee in the sciences and thinking forward in advancing your career to the next level, you have probably heard of the elevator pitch. For most people the thought of crafting one is scary; the actual elevator ride is the […]

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

By Julija Hmeljak   Summer is my favorite season. I always feel that great things happen when it’s warm and light outside, unlike in gloomy February. Why am I talking about this? Because it was in the glorious summer of 2015 that Sir Tim Hunt, Nobel Laureate, made a clumsy “joke” at a conference dinner that caused an uproar amongst the scientific community and effectively truncated his career. He made a […]

TOP 8 in Cancer Genomics, 2016

TOP 8 in Cancer Genomics, 2016

By Julija Hmeljak I’m not going to lie; I am no computational biologist. Even though anything “omics” has been all the rage in cancer research for the past decade, I used to sit firmly on the “Genomics Papers Are Boring” train. But the day came when, out of necessity, I started reading papers on genomics, and the subject itself blew my little mind. Since cancer research occupies approximately 45 % of […]