Sponsored Events

Sponsored Events

The Hudson Valley RNA Club (HVRC) seeks to create a community and a scientific forum for students, postdocs, and scientists engaged in RNA-related research in the Hudson Valley region and beyond.

Frances Arnold stands onstage wearing a yellow blazer and holding a powerpoint pointer in her left hand.
Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold speaks as a part of the LISE Lecture Series

Life at the Interface of Science and Engineering (LISE) Endowed Lecture Series is designed to address fundamental questions that require the expertise of both Life Sciences and Engineering to answer. This collaborative lecture series, established through the generosity of UAlbany Distinguished Professor Marlene Belfort and RPI Institute Professor Georges Belfort, brings world-renowned experts to speak to the campus communities at both UAlbany and RPI.


The Life Sciences Research Symposium (LSRS) provides an opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows to present their research through oral and poster presentations, according to the general format of main scientific conferences. It is an important event to promote student excellence and collaboration among researchers across the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Psychology.

The RNA Symposium brings together scientific experts, students and industry professionals who conduct basic, applied and translational research in RNA.

Women in Science and Health (WISH) provides scientific and social networking opportunities for faculty in the STEM fields at UAlbany.

Workshops for Interaction and Scientific Collaboration (WISC) are intended to bring faculty, graduate students, post-docs and professional staff together across the Life Sciences disciplines. Biologists, Chemists, Physicists and Psychologists gather to share their science and ideas across academia and industry. Scientists from local and regional institutions give platform presentations in an environment that is conducive to brainstorming and networking.


Student and Postdoc Activities

Capital District Postdoc Association is a cross-institutional community of postdocs in the capital region of New York. They aim to foster community and leadership, as well as provide professional development opportunities for postdocs trained in the Capital Region.

Graduate Gathering of the Life Sciences is an organization involved in professional development, science outreach, and social activities for the graduate students and postdocs in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics and all remaining departments involved in Life Sciences at the University at Albany. Meetings serve to provide opportunities for collaboration, allow for the sharing of research ideas, and make new friends throughout the building. Meetings occur once a month.

The Resilience Training Program is hosted by The University at Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) and sponsored by the NIH/NIGMS Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity. We are offering this program as an offshoot of our NIGMS-sponsored training programs.

STEM NOW (Nourishing Opportunities for Women) is a new graduate student support group for women in STEM. The mission is to facilitate a safe environment where people of all backgrounds and genders can work together to promote equality in STEM through professional development, networking, and advocacy.