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Biology Majors Attend Alzheimer’s Symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences

December 09, 2019
  • Biology majors Julia Furnari '20 and Brandon Tran '20 at the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Biology majors Brandon Tran '20 and Julia Furnari '20 at the New York Academy of Sciences
Biology seniors Julia Furnari ’20 and Brandon Tran ’20 attended a symposium on “Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics: Alternatives to Amyloid 2019” to learn about the latest advances in Alzheimer’s research, including novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.

This is the third story in our Science in the City series, which highlights how MMC students take advantage of the scientific opportunities that NYC has to offer. This recurring series showcases the scientific experiences of our Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Urban & Environmental Sustainability majors.

On November 20, 2019, Biology majors Julia Furnari ’20 and Brandon Tran ’20 attended a symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences with Professor of Biology Ann Aguanno. The symposium, entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics: Alternatives to Amyloid 2019,” explored the current research in Alzheimer’s disease, specifically focusing on emerging disease mechanisms and strategies to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches. The physicians and research scientists who presented their findings represented an array of research and medical institutions, including Harvard, the Universities of Arizona and Washington, Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and a number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Our Biology students had the chance to interact with these scientists during panel discussion and poster sessions associated with the symposium. Good work, Brandon and Julia!