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Stony Brook University to Host Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium
USG sponsors groundbreaking symposium with a guest speaker line-up featuring a Nobel Laureate, a former Scientific Advisor to a US President, and a leading researcher-patent holder-entrepreneur

STONY BROOK, NY, April 1, 2011 – On Saturday, April 9, 2011 the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University 

will host the 2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT) to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science. 
Sponsored by the USG in collaboration with NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology (Sensor CAT), and the Office of the Vice President of Research at Stony Brook University, the Sigma XI research symposium is regarded as one of the most prestigious student research conferences in the Northeast. Held in celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week, this 
year’s symposium promises to be the largest and most decorated in Sigma XI history. 
Among the attendees will be twenty-three of Stony Brook’s own students. The students will be joined by many faculty members including three world-renowned scientists, Professor Paul Greengard of Rockefeller University, Professor Grigori Enikolopv of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Vice President for Research John H. Marburger, III of Stony Brook University, who will be speaking at this event. 
“This year’s conference has attracted emerging scholars from all over the country, including such eliteuniversities as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Emory, Medical College of Wisconsin, Stony Brook University, and many others,” said Yan Leyfman, Stony Brook undergraduate student, CURS Member, and Director of this year’s symposium. “This event will allow aspiring student scientists to network with each other, faculty, guests, 
and members of the Stony Brook community.” 
About the Speakers: 
Paul Greengard (Rockefeller University) was the 2000 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine for his work in neuronal signaling. He is currently conducting influential research on Alzheimer’s disease. 
Grigori Enikolopov (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) is a leading authority on neural stem cells, adult neurogenesis, and the molecular basis for mood disorders. Dr. Enikolopov holds several patents, founded two biotechnology companies, and has authored over 100 publications. 
John H. Marburger, III (Stony Brook University) is a physicist, the current Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University, the third President of Stony Brook University, former Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, President George W. Bush’s Science Advisor, and former director of the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy. 
For more information click here to contact the organizing committee, or visithttp://www.oswego.edu/~bendinsk/sigmaxiconference.html.




Institutions Represented

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Bryn Mawr College
California Institute of Technology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
CUNY Lehman College
CUNY Queens College
CUNY York College
Duke University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)
Harvard University
Ithaca College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Monmouth University
National Institutes of Health
NYU Collage of Dentistry 
Princeton University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Smith College
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Purchase
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
Weill Cornell Medical College
Wells College
Yale University