Our first public event, Ask the Scientists, was held on Sunday, March 26 at the Suffolk Y JCC. We were supported by Action Together Long Island (ATLI), a group that works to bring about change through awareness and activism. Our goal was to begin to build communication between scientists and the community. We wanted to hear questions and concerns from our friends and neighbors about science-related issues so that we, the scientists, can help address them.
We covered many topics and we'd like to highlight some of the main discussion here. We didn't have time to get to all of the questions, but we are working to get answers to those we didn't get to and to provide links to valuable resources on our website in the near future
If you still have questions we haven't answered, feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team of scientists is happy to answer them!
Reviews Editor at Genes & Development, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Analytical Chemist at Truetox Labs LLC. Conducts chemical analyses of drugs of abuse and therapy.
Doctoral student in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Studies the brain mechanisms involved in controlling attention and how they change with age.
Assistant Professor at Long Island University School of Pharmacy. Studies drug resistance in HIV and how to improve science education.
High school earth science / biology / chemistry teacher. Worked for the EPA, FEMA, and as a field geologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for natural disaster emergency response.
Doctoral student at Stony Brook University. Studies how cells move between different tissues in the body, an important process for the immune system and for the spread of cancer.
Professor of Biology at Hofstra University. Community ecologist researching vertebrate wildlife of Long Island.
Associate Professor of Biology and Curriculum Director of the Bioscience Program at Farmingdale State College. Conducts research on the life cycle of herpesviruses.
Post-doctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Studies pancreatic cancer.
Doctoral student in the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Studies the connection between the immune system and relapsing breast cancer.