NYCAP Research Alliance Scientific Research Symposium to be Held Oct. 23-24

Advancing a Cooperative Translational Medicine Research Paradigm in the Capital Region

September 26, 2014

The New York Capital Region Research Alliance will hold a research symposium, titled “Advancing a Cooperative Translational Medicine Research Paradigm in the Capital Region,” on October 23-24.

Symposium sponsors Albany Medical College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University at Albany, and Wadsworth Center, will welcome three internationally recognized researchers and share progress on Alliance-funded research projects.

The featured speakers are :

  • Max Diem, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University in Boston. Well-known for his work in physical and biophysical chemistry, bio-imaging and medical diagnostics, he is working on development of unique optical methods for medical diagnosis using molecular fingerprint techniques such as infrared and Raman micro-spectroscopy.
  • Matthew D. Disney, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla. His studies of RNA and genome sequencing focus on finding new, patient-specific drugs to treat rare genetic diseases, such as adult onset-muscular dystrophy, and more common disorders with poor prognosis, such as drug-resistant cancers.
  • Lawrence S. Honig, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Columbia University in New York city. A foremost Alzheimer’s clinician and researcher, he is working on developing biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, and using molecular and biological tools to analyze gene expression and tissue changes in aging and brain disease.

The symposium will take place:

October 23, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
University at Albany
Uptown Campus, Life Sciences Building
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
October 24, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)
US Headquarters / West Campus
26 Corporate Circle
Albany, NY 12203

To register for the Symposium, email: with your name, title and institution by October 20, 2014.


The NYCAP Research Alliance was established in 2011 as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s regional economic development initiative. The Alliance funds collaborative biomedical research projects that have potential for commercialization. Learn more at:

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