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Careers in Science Events

Spring 2019

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Programs take place noon - 1 p.m. in Room 108, Cornelia Hall unless otherwise noted.

Please visit often since we're frequently updating our site with new information on events.

  • Tuesday, February 5
    "Comparative Pathologists In Translational Biomedical Research”
    Amanda Beck, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Thursday, February 21
    "Life as a Neuroscientist"
    Nadjat Serradj, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist, Circuit Repair Laboratory, Burke Neurological Institute
  • Tuesday, February 26
    "Role of Cationic Groups in Antimicrobial Peptide Activity: Toward Switchable Antimicrobials"
    Gregory Caputo, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Rowan University
  • Thursday, February 28
    "Introduction to Peer Advisement, Success in Science (PASS) Program"
    Joseph Giancaspro '20, Biochemistry
    Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Endowed Professor of Chemistry
  • Tuesday, March 12
    “Tracing Iron Metabolism of Bacteria to Develop Better Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Infection: A Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Challenge”
    Eszter Boros, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Stony Brook University
  • Thursday, March 14
    “The Importance of Plasticity in Nervous System Repair”
    Edmond Hollis, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Research Institute Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Tuesday, March 26 (Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, Noon)
    "Careers in Cyber"
    Edward M. Stroz CPA, CITP
    Founder, Executive Chairman and Co-President, Stroz Friedberg, LLC
  • Tuesday, April 2 (Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, Noon)
    Student Panel on Scholarly Activities: (1) Why undergraduate research? (2) Introducing The Journal of Allied Health-Perspectives of Social Justice
  • Thursday, April 4 (Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, Noon)
    "Driving Health Innovation through Novel Public Private Partnerships"
    Tyler Merkeley '05, MS, MBA, PMP
    Interim Director of the Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe)
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tuesday, April 9 (Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, 2 - 4 p.m.)
    Nanoscience Symposium
    • "Accelerating Electrons and Slowing Light with Carbon Nanotubes"
      Abram L. Falk, Ph.D., Research Staff, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
    • "The Emergence of  89Zr-ImmunoPET: Harnessing Antibodies for Nuclear Imaging"
      Brian Zeglis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Hunter College; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • "Implications for Human and Environmental Health of Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials"
      Sandra V. Pirela, M.S., Sc.D. Toxicologist at SafeBridge Consultants, Inc.
  • Tuesday, April 16 (Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, Noon)
    "The Afterlife of Research: Applying your Skills in Service, Graduate School, and Professional Development"
    Charlotte Ference '15, MS Program in Social Work, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
  • Tuesday, April 23 (Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, Noon)
    "Let Me Google That for You: How Iona Prepared Me for a Job at One of the World's Most Valuable Companies."
    Sean Campbell ’16, Google, N.Y.
  • Thursday, April 25 (Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library, Noon)
    Dean's Lecture Series: Erin Whalen McGee '99, Rhodes Scholar and Joe Wiener '10
  • Thursday, May 2 (LaPenta McGrath Room A&B, Noon)
    "What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do? Try a Bit of Everything”
    Kristin Allain '08, JD, MBA
    FBI Special Agent, N.Y.

Past Events

Fall 2018

  • Tuesday, September 18
    "Why Get Involved in Undergraduate Research and How To Do It”
    Sunghee Lee, Ph.D.
    Board of Trustees Endowed Professor of Chemistry
    Iona College
  • Tuesday, September 25
    "Overview of Faculty Research Opportunities-Part I"
    Iona STEM Faculty
  • Thursday, September 27
    Location: Ryan Library, Romita Auditorium
    School of Arts & Science Dean's Lecture Series
    "From College to Career"
    Mercedes Wilson '06, DVM
    Martin Daly '74
    Senior Vice President & Director of CBS News & Late-Night Sales
    Matthew Cardin
    Associate Vice Provost for Career and Personal Development
  • Thursday, October 4
    "Overview of Faculty Research Opportunities-Part II"
    Iona STEM Faculty
  • Thursday, October 11
    "Army Doctors: Serving Those Who Serve."
    Alan Beitler, MD, FACS
    Colonel (Retired), Associate Professor
    Head Academic Counselor
    West Point
  • Tuesday, October 16
    "Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration via Spatiotemporally Controlled siRNA Delivery"
    Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Rochester
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23
    "Overview of Faculty Research Opportunities-Part III"
    Iona STEM Faculty
  • Thursday, October 25
    "Beyond the Hype: Data Science and Machine Learning in Emerging Tech"
    Daniel Lütolf-Carroll '14
    MS in Analytics Program
    Northwestern University
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30
    "Information Session for Health Professions"
    Yourha Kang, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Health Professions Adviser
    Iona College
  • Thursday, November 8
    "Careers Choices for the 21st Century: What Can I do in Science?"
    Christopher Walther, M.S.
    Recruitment and Advisement
    New York Medical College
  • Tuesday, November 13
    "A Journey Beyond the Senses into the World of Flavor and Fragrance"
    Lulu Henson, Ph.D.
    Allyson Moffat '13
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Spring 2018

  • Thursday, February 1
    "Bioinformatics: where molecular biology meets the information age”
    Elisabetta Manduchi, Ph.D.
    Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Informatics
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Tuesday, February 6
    "Occupational Therapy: Helping People with Disabilities Achieve Success in Everyday Life"
    Laurette Olson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
    Professor and Program Director
    Graduate Occupational Therapy Program
    Iona College
  • Tuesday, February 27
    "Information Session for Health Professions"
    Joseph Stabile, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology
    Associate Dean
    Health Professions Adviser
    Iona College
  • Tuesday, March 6
    "Connecting Scientists to Philanthropic Research"
    Paula J. Olsiewski, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Thursday, March 8
    "Patents for Scientists"
    Peter DiMauro, PhD ('83 BS Iona College; PhD Cornell University)
    General Electric Global Patent Operation
  • Tuesday, April 3
    Introduction to LECOM (the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) Program
    Admission Counselor
  • Tuesday, April 17
    "How to Make Perfect Nanoparticles (most of the time) for Catalytic Applications.”
    Michelle Muzzio ’15
    Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, Brown University
  • Thursday, April 19
    "My Journey from Iona to Pharm. D.- Career in Pharmacy"
    Catherine Morris ('12 BS Iona College; Pharm.D. University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy)
  • Thursday, April 26
    "Molecular spectroscopy of comets in the near-infrared"
    Sara Faggi, Ph.D.
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Fall 2017

  • Tuesday, September 19
    "So You Want To Be a Doctor?”
    Nick Florio, MD ('11, BS Iona College, '16, MD Stony Brook School of Medicine)

  • Thursday, September 21
    "Understanding and Controlling Functional Polymer Materials – Implications for Drug Delivery"
    Mark M. Banaszak Holl, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
    Director, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Thursday, September 28
    "Biomolecular Nanotechnology at CUNY: from artificial sun screen to new cancer therapies"
    Rein Ulijn, Ph.D.
    Director of the Nanoscience Initiative
    Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center
    Professor of Chemistry, Hunter College 
    City University of New York (CUNY)

  • Thursday, October 5
    "Beyond a Lab Career – Neuroscience and Then What?"
    Alex Klein, Ph.D.
    Vice President Scientific Affairs
    CurePSP, New York

  • Thursday, October 19
    “Data is the New Science"
    Glen Mules, Ph.D.
    Computer Science, Iona College

  • Thursday, October 26
    "Careers after an MD and Ph.D.: a discussion about medical school, Military Medicine, and interdisciplinary science"
    Samone Franzese, MD ('10 BS Iona College, '16 MD Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine)

  • Thursday, November 9
    "Why I decided to go to graduate school and here's what I've been up to there: Observing DNA dehybridization by spectroscopy"
    Paul Sanstead ('11, BS Iona College, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago)

  • Tuesday, November 14 (This event will be held in 748 North Avenue)
    "Entrepreneurship & Innovation in STEM"
    Christoph Winkler, Ph.D.
    Founding Program Director
    Hynes Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Iona College

  • Thursday, November 30
    "My Career as a Pharmacist"
    Amanda Rocco

Spring 2017

  • Tuesday, February 7
    "Understanding, Controlling, and Learning from Metals in Biology”
    Rachel N. Austin, Ph.D., Diana T. and P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry
    Chair, Department of Chemistry
    Barnard College, Columbia University

  • Thursday, February 23
    "Implications of the Interactions of Luminescent Quantum Dots with Bacteria on Human Health and the Environment"
    Zeev Rosenweig, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Tuesday, February 28
    "Bio-inspired Nanotechnology and its Applications from Medicine to Environment"
    Ipsita Banerjee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Fordham University
  • Thursday, March 2
    “Why Biophysics?  Some observations on a career, including the training of physician-scientists"
    Olaf Sparre Andersen, MD
    Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Weill Cornell Medicine
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    Director, Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program
  • Tuesday, March 21
    "Information Session on Health Professions - PA, DPT, OT, BSN/MSN, Pharmacy and Optometry"
    Joseph Stabile, Ph.D., Professor and Health Professions Advisor
    Department of Biology, Iona College
  • Thursday, March 23
    "Supramolecular chemistry with carbon nanotubes and graphene"
    Antonella Fontana, Ph.D., Professor
    Department of Pharmacy
    University "G. d'Annunzio", Cheiti, Italy
  • Friday, March 24
    "Working as analytical chemist in private industry"
    Alexander Söderberg, MS, Analytical Chemist
    Cambrex Corporation, Karlskoga, Sweden
  • Thursday, April 27
    "Late Stage Analytical Development for Pharmaceuticals"
    Laura Pfund, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
    Merck & Co

Fall 2016

  • Thursday, September 15 (McGrath Room, Robert V. LaPenta Student Union)
    "How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Leadership Careers in NGO’s, Business and Policy”
    Eban Goodstein, Ph.D., Bard College
  • Tuesday, September 20
    "Graduate School in the Biomedical Sciences: From Iona to Zika"
    Courtney Veilleux, Ph.D. Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University
  • Thursday, September 22
    Information Session: American University of the Caribbean - School of Medicine
  • Tuesday, September 27
    "Cholesterol and Sphingolipid Rich Biomembrane Domains"
    Erwin London, Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook
  • Thursday, October 14
    Information Session: Podiatric Medicine, Kim Chodkowski, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Thursday, October 20
    "Graphite Exfoliation: A Fundamentally New Approach to Self-Assembled Graphene Sheets in Nanocomposites"
    Douglas Adamson, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • Tuesday, October 25
    "Math at Work"
    Benjamin Gaines, Ph.D., Iona College
  • Thursday, November 10
    Suture Clinic, U.S. Army Medical Department
  • Thursday, November 17
    "Crystal Deposition Diseases: Biomineralization"
    Jennifer Swift, Ph.D., Georgetown University

Spring 2016

  • Tuesday, March 1
    Noon - 1 p.m.
    Room 108, Cornelia Hall
    Robert Rigobello, Human Genetics Program, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Thursday, March 10
    Noon - 1 p.m.
    Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
    John Warner, Ph.D., President of the Warner Backcock Institute for Green Chemistry
  • Thursday, March 31
    5 – 7 p.m.
    LaPenta End Zone, Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
    Panel: Benefits of Undergraduate Research-Student Panel Discussion
  • Thursday, April 21
    Noon - 1 p.m.
    Room 108, Cornelia Hall
    “Graphite Exfoliation: A Fundamentally New Approach to Self-Assembled Graphene Sheets in Nanocomposites"
    Douglas Adamson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
  • Tuessday, April 26
    Noon - 1 p.m.
    Room 108, Cornelia Hall
    Karen Sutherland, Ph.D., Director, Pfizer, "Pharmaceutical Drug Development Process, Recent Expectations and Examples"
  • Thursday, April 28
    Noon  - 1 p.m.
    Room 108, Cornelia Hall
    Kim Chodkowski, Assistant Director, New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Fall 2015

  • Ariana Balayan, Ed.D. Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, Sacred Heart University
  • Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D., Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Joseph Stabile, Ph.D., Iona College, Health Professions Advisor
  • "Follow the PCR rule in exploring science and in being a member of the STAR at NYMC," Joseph M. Wu, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Professor and MS Program Director, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, New York Medical College
  • Maria Nagan, Ph.D., Adelphi University, Department of Chemistry
  • John Pennacchia, Ph.D., Senior Engineer at Global Foundries, IBM Microelectronics Division
  • Abigail Scanlan, The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Spring 2015

  • "Building up Lipid Legos and Their Applications" Professor Mu-Ping Nieh, Ph.D., Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • “Health professions graduate programs in Sacred Heart University” Ariana Balayan, M.Ed., Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, Sacred Heart University
  • “The Benefits of Undergraduate Research: The Student’s Perspective”
  • Undergraduate students panel
  • "Careers in Forensic Science" Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D, Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • "Designing the proton roller coaster:  proton conduction pathways in fuel cell materials", Professor Mariz Gomez, Ph.D., Mount Holyoke College
  • "Incipient Speciation in Freshwater Fish Species from Two Isolated Watersheds", Paula Gore-Miller, Lehman College, Ph.D. Candidate

Fall 2014

  • Richard Person, "Technical Communications - Simplifying the Complex"
  • Alvin Acerbo, Ph.D., Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, "New Career Options in Interdisciplinary Sciences"
  • Joseph Stabile, Ph.D., “Health Professions Program at Iona College”
  • Nicholas Krzemienski, "Designing & Developing Mobile Games for iOS/Android"
  • The Benefits of Undergraduate Research: The Student’s Perspective
  • Soshanna Zucker, Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences, School of Pharmacy, D'Youville College, "Careers in Pharmacy and Cancer Research"
  • Jaclyn Catalano, Ph.D., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Chemistry & Art: The Career and Research on Deterioration Processes Related to Lead Pigments"
  • Katherine B. Aubrecht, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, "Chemical Education for Sustainable Development"
  • Colin Abernethy, Ph.D., Sarah Lawrence College, "From Low-valent Halides to Nitrides: Adventures in the Chemistry of Chromium and Vanadium"
  • Charlie Cante, Ph.D., "Introduction to the Graduate Business Programs (MBA, MS), School of Business, Iona College"
  • Tyler Merkeley, MS, MBA, PMP, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "Leading Public-Private Partnerships in National Security: How your Iona education will prepare you to lead as a scientist and business professional"
  • Lucy Perazzo, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Diane Ferrero-Paluzzi, Ph.D., "The Science and Art of Communication Disorders: A Valuable Connection"

Spring 2014

  • Charlie Cante, Ph.D. - School of Business, Iona College
  • Debra Hanna, Ph.D., RN - Graduate Nursing Programs, Molloy College
  • "I Don't Want to go to Medical School - What else can I do in the Health Professions?" - Joseph Stabile, Ph.D., Iona College
  • Graduate Program in Human Genetics - Sarah Lawrence College
  • "The Medical and Dental School Application Process" - Joseph Stabile, Ph.D., Iona College
  • Stephanie Lamassa, Ph.D., Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Eban Goodstein, Ph.D., Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability; Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Fall 2013

  • Amy Dorsey, MS, Criminalist at New York City Police Department
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Shouheng Sun, Ph.D., Brown University
  • Stanislaus Wong, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
  • John Miecznikowski, Ph.D., Fairfield University
  • Jon Friedrich, Ph.D., Fordham University
  • Brian Gibney, Ph.D., Brooklyn, CUNY
  • Terrence Gavin, Ph.D., Iona College
  • Tour for Diversity in Medicine
  • Info Session on Research Associates (RA) Program at St. Vincent's Medical Center
  • Marlin Thomas, Rudin Center, Iona College