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Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 by for Lectures.

Midwood Science represents again at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Students heard the latest scientific research from a chemist (who spoke more like a physicist or engineer), a biologist (who reminded us that mice are not humans), and a physician (who showed us why "failed" cancer drugs are actually useful). 2014 was the ninth year of the Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lecture series. Midwood Science students are always present at these lectures in large numbers. This year was no exception. If you missed the lecture, you can watch the video here.

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2014 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors, Sophomores.

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will host its ninth annual Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lecture for high school and college students. (Members of the public are also welcome to attend.) The event will take place from 5:30–7:30 PM on the first floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Rockefeller Research Laboratories building (430 East 67th Street, between York and First Avenues).

Registration is easy, but finding a seat with a good view isn’t. This event has gotten so popular that the folks at MSKCC needed to set up satellite viewing stations in adjacent conference rooms. Get there a bit early if possible. Light refreshments have traditionally been served before the lectures begin (pizza, chips, fruit, soda, coffee). Single use MetroCards will be made available for any student who needs one to attend.

One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment for any one of the speakers. (Consult the Extra Credit webpage for more info.) Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of the event. Place your completed (typed) assignment in my mailbox in the Research Room at any time during the school day on Friday, November 7.

     
Craig B. Thompson     Moderator

Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig B. Thompson studies molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake and the role these pathways play in the regulation of cell growth and survival.

     
Daniel A. Heller, PhD     Tiny Solutions to Big Problems: The Impact of Nanotechnologies on Cancer Research

Chemist Daniel Heller focuses on biomaterials and nanoscale engineering for molecular sensors and targeted therapeutics.

     
Danwei Huangfu, PhD     Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: A New Model for Studying Disease — Including Cancer

Developmental biologist Danwei Huangfu investigates the fundamental mechanisms that govern cell identity and how they could be exploited therapeutically to manipulate cell fates in regenerative medicine.

     
David B. Solit, MD     A Study of Extraordinary Responders: Lessons Learned

Physician-scientist David Solit studies human oncology and pathogenesis, genomics, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, cancer therapeutics, and clinical trials.

     

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Great turnout at 2014 Brooklyn Frontiers in Science public lecture

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by for Lectures.

Midwood Science Research students filled the Pfizer Auditorium at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering on April 3 for the 2014 Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture. This year Professor Jacqueline K. Barton presented a lecture on Signaling through DNA. The audience listened carefully as she educated them about the capabilities of DNA and the various research being conducted.

After Professor Barton finished presenting the lecture, many Midwood students stayed to ask questions to satisfy their curiosity since they were eager to find out more about the different research being acquired in this field. It was an enriching experience for students to broaden their scientific knowledge.

Almas Shafiq
Mayor of the City of Midwood

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2014 Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture

Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.

The Brooklyn Subsection of the American Chemical Society and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering present a free lecture to the public.

Professor Jacqueline K. Barton
Signaling through DNA
Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Lecture

Thursday, April 3, 2014
5:30–7:00 PM

Pfizer Auditorium
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
5 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

We think of the DNA double helix as the library of the cell, encoding all that we are. But DNA can also serve as a conduit for the flow of electrons, a medium for signaling. Like a stack of copper pennies, the stack of DNA base pairs is conductive. Recent experiments have shown that DNA can serve as a conduit for the transport of electrons over long molecular distances. We can use this to chemistry design sensitive DNA-based diagnostic sensors. Nature uses this chemistry to find where DNA is damaged and in need of repair — an important mechanism in maintaining our genetic library against the damage associated with aging, cancer, and oxidative stress.

Dr. Jacqueline K. Barton is the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. She is a native New Yorker. Barton was awarded the A.B. summa cum laude at Barnard College in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Columbia University in 1978 in the laboratory of Stephen J. Lippard. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Bell Laboratories and Yale University with Robert G. Shulman, she became an assistant professor at Hunter College. In 1983, she returned to Columbia University, becoming an professor of chemistry and biological sciences. In the fall of 1989, she joined the faculty at Caltech. In 2009, she began her term as Chair of the Division. Dr. Barton has won many prestigious awards, including the 2010 National Medal of Science from President Obama.

If you are interested in attending, please register here. Midwood Science Research students will receive extra credit if they submit the public lecture assignment to their supervising teacher the day after. An attendance photo will also be taken.

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Gene Therapy: A Forever Fix

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.


This event has no public webpage.
Click the image above to read the
dust jacket for Dr. Lewis’s latest book.

Ricki Lewis is a science writer with a PhD in genetics. She is author of the true story The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It, the college textbook Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications, co-author of two human anatomy and physiology textbooks, and has also published a short genetics book, an essay collection, a novel about stem cells, and more than 3,000 articles. She also writes the Public Library of Science (PLoS), Medscape Medical News, Scientific American, the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, the Genetics Society of America and the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation. She is a genetic counselor at CareNet Medical Group in Schenectady, NY, and teaches Genethics online for the PhD program at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College. Dr. Lewis is a frequent public speaker and lives near Schenectady, New York.

Gene Therapy: A Forever Fix
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
43rd Annual Nelson Rosenthal Convocation
New York University — Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South, New York NY 10002

Contact Ms. Ross if you would like to go. Attend, listen, and take notes. Retain your admission ticket, program, or any other handout given at the lecture. Have your photo taken at the event by a teacher or other approved attendance taker. Complete this assignment while the lecture is still fresh in your mind. Bring the completed, typed assignment to your supervising teacher with proof of attendance to your next meeting. Be prepared to answer additional questions.

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The Rockefeller University “Christmas Lecture” for 2013

Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

The Rockefeller University invites you to participate in Epigenetics: Inheriting More Than Genes. An event for high school students featuring award-winning molecular biologist C. David Allis, Ph.D. Spend a day on campus to learn about the science of epigenetics and how groundbreaking discoveries are revolutionizing our understanding of heredity, evolution, and medicine.

Monday, December 30, 2013
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
 
The Rockefeller University
Caspary Auditorium
1230 York Avenue at East 66th Street
New York NY 10065

Visit www.rockefeller.edu/talkingscience to view a full schedule for the day, more information about Dr. Allis, criteria for selecting students, and an online registration form. The Talking Science event is intended for high school students and teachers only. Please note: all attendees must be registered online by their school by Friday, December 20, 2013.

Contact Mr. Elert before the deadline if you would like to go.

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2012 Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.

In honor of National Chemistry Week, the Brooklyn Subsection of the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society will be hosting a free public lecture. The 2012 Brooklyn Frontiers in Public Science Lecture will be presented by a pioneer in nanotechnology and materials science — Prof. George M. Whitesides of Harvard University. This lecture will be held in the Pfizer Auditorium in the Bern Dibner Library at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

   

Midwood has always showed our support for this lecture series by sending a large number of students. Please register at the NYACS website if you are interested in attending. Get there a bit early if possible. Light refreshments have traditionally been served beforehand. Single use MetroCards will be made available for any student who needs one. One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of the event. Place your completed (typed) assignment in my mailbox in the Research Room at any time during the school day on Friday, October 26.

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Reminder: Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

MSKCC logo

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    MSKCC Experts Discuss the Latest Advances in the Treatment and Cure of Skin Cancers in the 21st Century
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, Paul B. Chapman, MD, and Kishwer S. Nehal, MD as they discuss the latest information on screening and treatment of skin cancer. Information presented in this lecture will focus on prevention, screening, and treatment of melanoma (including surgical and medical oncology options) and non-melanoma skin cancers.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to juniors who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

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Reminder: Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

MSKCC logo

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Understanding Pancreatic Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians William R. Jarnagin, MD, Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD, and Mark A. Schattner, MD as they discuss up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for pancreatic cancer.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to juniors who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

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Reminder: Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

MSKCC logo

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Advances Toward the Cure and Prevention of Breast Cancer
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Larry Norton, MD, for a comprehensive discussion of breast cancer — biology, prevention, diagnosis, prognostication, management, and adjustment to life after treatment.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to students who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

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