ACTIVITIES2018-10-23T16:04:12+00:00

Activities

Highlights of activities:

Since its founding, (headed by Prof. Margaret (Peg) Riley), MAS engaged over 400 dues paying members; MAS elected 70 fellows over the years; MAS held 3 STEM education-focused workshops; MAS held annual meetings on research/educational topics of interest, and has developed a near-peer mentoring program that engages college students mentoring middle and high school students. Click here to view a Brochure

Added focus:
While the focus of MAS in past years has been on education, with its new leadership, MAS will also engage in partnering with industry, and in creating research bridges among universities-industry on topics of common interest to the public. 

Upcoming Symposia and/or Workshops:
A focus on Veterans: Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease; Symposium Planned for late 2019

Yearly Award Ceremony:
Honoring 2 MAS members who have contributed to promoting MAS mission at research or education and/or have made a breakthrough in their fields.

Partnerships

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council; Liaison for Scientific & Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Innovation Services

Leaders in Pharmaceutical: Business Intelligence (LPBI) Group, Boston

  • Dissemination of MAS information on established LPBI Group’s digital channels | Link
  • Use of LPBI Group’s BioMed e-Series of 16 books on Amazon.com as frontier contents for Educational curriculum development in Medicine and Life Sciences | Link
  • Open Access Online Scientific Journal – to serve Members of MAS using LPBI Group’s digital channels post publishing | Link

Partnerships explored:

  • Foundation Medicine – Frontier of Personalized Medicine in Cancer Genomic-based diagnostics
  • Microfluidics – Lab on a Chip: Applications to Liposomes and Nanoparticles
  • Fluidigm – Human immune monitoring, Single-cell analysis, sample identification, cytobank analysis
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals – RNAi Therapeutic – amyloidosis in adults

New and Past Articles/Books by MAS Members

Books on Cardiovascular Diseases:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume One: Perspectives on Nitric Oxide in Disease Mechanisms. On Amazon.com since 6/21/2013
  • Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume Two: Cardiovascular Original Research: Cases in Methodology Design for Content Co-Curation. On Amazon.com since 11/30/2015
  • Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume Three: Etiologies of Cardiovascular Diseases: Epigenetics, Genetics and Genomics. On Amazon.com since 11/29/2015
  • Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume Four: Regenerative and Translational Medicine: The Therapeutics Promise for Cardiovascular Diseases. On Amazon.com since 12/26/2015

Books on Cancer and Oncology:

  • Volume 1: Cancer Biology & Genomics for Disease Diagnosis. On Amazon.com since 8/11/2015
  • Volume 2: Cancer Therapies: Metabolic, Genomics, Interventional, Immunotherapy and Nanotechnology in Therapy Delivery (Series C Book 2). On Amazon.com since 5/18/2017

Books in Molecular Biology:

  • Transcription Factors: Normal and Malignant Development of Blood Cells, Katya Ravid and Jonathan Licht
  • DNA Transfer to Cultured Cells, Katya Ravid and Ian Freshney