Plenty of Room in the DNA: Scientists demonstrate for the first time that the DNA is a suitable material for the effective storage of big information data

Plenty of Room in the DNA: Scientists demonstrate for the first time that the DNA is a suitable material for the effective storage of big information data

By Annalisa Arcella, PhD                           It has been estimated that by the year 2020 about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second per person. This is faster growth than ever before, and soon the load of information may outstrip the capability of current hard-drives to capture it. We are at the beginning of a digital […]

Air Quality Monitoring

Air Quality Monitoring

By Priyanka deSouza The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report in 2012 stating that an estimated 6.5 million people died (11.6% of all deaths in 2012) because of poor outdoor and indoor air quality, making it the single biggest environmental health risk on our planet. These findings have acted as an impetus for countries to better monitor air quality, and institute laws and regulations to reduce air pollution. However, […]

Undecided about Academia or Industry? What You Need to Know About Choosing a Traditional or Non-Traditional Postdoc

Undecided about Academia or Industry? What You Need to Know About Choosing a Traditional or Non-Traditional Postdoc

By: Justine Calise, PhD, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell/Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Speakers: Lydia Grmai, PhD (moderator), Jon Cruz, PhD, Natasha Emmanuel, PhD, and Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, all current postdoctoral researchers.           Many of us recent PhD graduates are thinking about a postdoc, but are not sure whether to do it in academia or industry. Of course, the right choice for you […]

Careers in Science Policy: Representing Science to Make a Societal Impact

Careers in Science Policy: Representing Science to Make a Societal Impact

By: Caitlin Burgdorf, BS Moderated by: Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, PhD (Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY) Panelist speakers: Barbara Natalizio, PhD (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC), Yvette Seger, PhD (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology [FASEB]: Bethesda, Maryland), Caira Woods, PhD (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Washington, DC) The underpinnings of any formal societal advance are held together by the policy behind it. In this […]

Resumes Decoded: A Workshop with Dr. Bernadette So

Resumes Decoded: A Workshop with Dr. Bernadette So

By Aditi Sahu The second day of the WCUB career symposium witnessed a jam-packed (overflowing, to be exact!) resume workshop conducted by Dr. Bernadette So, Director of Graduate Student Career Development at the New York University (NYU) Wasserman Center for Career Development. Equipped with the right blend of degrees and certifications in diverse fields such as Biology, Molecular Biology, Academic Advising, College Student Affairs, and Psychology, and experience in many institutes, […]