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July 18, 2018, 8:30-5
Iona College, Romita Auditorium in Ryan Library
715 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801
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Antonio Molina-Pachon, Ph.D., Founder and CEO
       Advanced Medical Projects
David Zuckerman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
       Iona College

Call for Abstracts is Open!
We welcome your proposal for a 20 minute session or longer panel.
Include "Abstract: Your Name" in the subject line, and mention which program intrigues you:

Event Highlights: Rare Disease Symposium

  • Learn about the latest research and its implications for new diagnosis and treatments
  • Talk with experts involved in the Rare Disease field
  • Gain insights into the future of Rare Disease diagnosis and treatment
  • Meet the regional organizations that have commitments to the field

We bring together the diverse players involved in the Rare Disease space in a collaborative and educational spirit. Discussions will be forward-thinking, focused on the continued development of new treatment and diagnostic options for the many individuals in the world living with a rare disease. Westchester County's research capacity is primed for continued growth in the coming years, and it is important that Rare Disease research continues to be an area of focus.

Come share your research and its potential impact, discuss current collaborative endeavors in the space, and meet like-minded professionals working toward a common goal. Above all, just bring your energy and a desire to contribute to furthering an important cause.

About our Co-Chairs:

Dr. Molina-Pachon is an entrepreneur developing solutions for rare diseases and cancer. He is collaborating with the Westchester Biotech Project and international partners to develop a regional hub for researchers who are addressing the most complex, and promising, discoveries.

Since 1997 he has held many executive positions, including Director of Discovery, Director of Business Development, CSO, and CEO positions. He has been the founder of 6 companies, all of which are still running today. 

Dr. Zuckerman's research focus is on the cell biology of the soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthusM. xanthus is a model social bacterium, and communities of these cells carry out  many complex functions that require coordinated activities. Dr. Zuckerman's primary research interests include examining cell movement across surfaces and determining of how protein structures within the cell contribute to the shape and behavior of the bacteria.