Roundtable for Researchers


April 25, 2018
Burke Medical Research Institute
785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

Glen Prusky, Ph.D., Lab Director, 
Laboratory for Visual Disease and Therapy
Burke Medical Research Institute
Amanda Dupuy, Ph.D., Clinical Scientific Curator
The Jackson Laboratory

By gathering representatives from the academic, industry, government, hospital, and nonprofit sectors, the Roundtable for Researchers is unearthing existing studies in discovery and clinical trials. From our explorations, it is clear that regional researchers are commonly partnering with national and international collaborators who may participate virtually.

By developing valuable discussions across the many silos of biomedical research, this group is informing future programs that can enhance awareness of the region’s significance.

Dr. Prusky is a distinguished professor and researcher focused on understanding the nature of adaptive change in the nervous system in animals, and applying the insights to the treatment of visual dysfunction in humans. His basic research program utilizes the rodent visual system as an experimental model, with anatomical, biochemical, electrophysiological, and behavioral methods as output measures.

Dr. Dupuy is passionate about personalized and applied genomics for human health and medicine. She has specialized experience with next-generation sequencing of oncologic RNA fusions and fungal metagenomics/taxonomy work for microbiome studies. Her Ph.D. is in Genetics and Genomics, which she obtained from UConn in Summer 2015.

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Past Sessions


July 19, 2017 
Westchester County Association
1133 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY 10604

The WBP is an initiative to bring together researchers, engineers, and data scientists across the region of Westchester County, NY. Activities include breakfast meetings, roundtables, webinars, and the Innovation in Research Symposium. 

Over the next few months we will be reaching out to bring together small Roundtable discussions as we develop new programs that reflect the vibrant opportunities and significant challenges for life science research, engineering, and data science. This is the perfect moment to prepare for a lively summer of activities to stimulate knowledge sharing and collaboration across the many silos of biomedical research, device development, and more.

At this Kick-Off we will share our vision and ask for your viewpoint. Already we have interviewed a number of stakeholders across the region, and at this by-invitation meeting we will share insights collected and ask for your perspectives.

_ Introductions, Amy Allen, Vice President of the Westchester County Association
_ Overview of the Westchester Biotech Project and progress thus far
_ Special update on Westchester Biotech France
_ Introductions all around
_ Discussion of emerging challenges and opportunities
_ Development of concepts for October 26 Innovation in Research Symposium

Thank you to our Community Partner, the Westchester County Associationour host for this session.
Contact us to learn about ways that your institution, company, or organization can get involved!