Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


2nd Annual David J Heslin Memorial Symposium


The Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences, The Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies and Regeneron are hosting the David J. Heslin Memorial Symposium. As some of you may know, Dr. David Heslin, Einstein Alumni '09, lost his battle with cancer. Dave was an inspiration for anyone who knew him, and he cared deeply about the development of young scientists. As done last year, we have organized another day combining a career development session with really exciting science in honor of Dave.

We hope that you will join us in remembering David with his colleagues from Regeneron and our Einstein community.

Registration Information


Advanced registration is required. This event is free and open to students, postdocs, and faculty at Einstein. Please register by September 20th to reserve your space. 
*Roundtrip bus transportation from the Einstein campus will be provided. 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Morning Session:

Introduction to Regeneron
Andrew Murphy, SVP, Research & Regeneron Laboratories

Research & Science Industry Career Panel

Guided Lab Tours: Genetics Center, VelociGene & Protein Process Development

Afternoon Session:
Remembering David

Neurodegeneration Disorders & Diseases Presentations by:

"Amyloid Precurso Protein: an APP for Memory"

Luciano D'Adamio, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Models and Mechanisms of FUS-dependent ALS"
Neil Shneider, M.D. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology 
Columbia University Medical Center 
"Protein Disaggregase Modalities for Neurodegenerative Disease" 
James Shorter, M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

"Repeat Associated Non-ATG (RAN) Translation: New Starts and Directions in Neurologic Disease"
Laura Ranum, Ph.D.
Director, Center for NeuroGenetics
Department of Molecular Genetics & Mircrobiology 
University of Florida College of Medicine 

Evening Session:
5:30pm-6:30pm, Building 9, Nucleus 
Dinner Reception

This event is sponsored by the Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, and the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies.

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