Life Sciences Research Symposium

The Life Sciences Research Symposium will take place on November 3th, 2017 at the State University of New York at Albany in the D’Ambra Auditorium of Life Sciences Research Building.

This event provides an opportunity for UAlbany graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their Life Science research in talks and posters, mimicking the format used at scientific conferences.

It is an important event to promote collaboration among researchers in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology and train students to present their work. Symposium Website



Life Sciences Discovery through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

University at Albany scientists are advancing knowledge across a broad spectrum of research in the life sciences with special emphasis on cutting edge investigation into the structure and function of biologically active molecules.

Scientific research is coalesced around core interests in RNA science and technology, neuroscience, microbiology, molecular evolution of disease and molecular and cell biology. Founded on the philosophy that scientific discovery is a multidisciplinary, collaborative and highly interactive enterprise, the Life Science Research Initiative is based on a dynamic approach to scientific discovery and education. Discovery occurs at the frontiers and intersections of science and Life Sciences faculty provide a critical focus for collaborative discovery across traditional departments as well as with other University at Albany and regional scientists. The Life Sciences Building houses these activities as well as the RNA Institute.

Deep Into the Brain

One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, recently presented his work on brain function at both UAlbany and RPI at the annual Life at the Interface of Science and Engineering lecture series, an endowed seminar series sponsored by Distinguished Professor Marlene Belfort, a biologist, and RPI Professor Georges Belfort, a chemical engineer. Read More