In addition to providing the opportunity for researchers to access high throughput, state-of-the-art proteomic technologies, the Keck Laboratory also supports the education and training of researchers and students both within Yale and also within the greater scientific community.
Keck staff have trained core laboratory staff and students from as far away as Argentina, Turkey and South Korea and have given as many as 98 Yale and non-Yale talks and presented numerous posters at international and national meetings.
Keck Lab staff continues to inform the Yale University community on the cutting edge application of proteomics by participating in the departmental and University wide seminars. For example, on 10/17/08 the staff participated in the annual Dean's Workshop at the Yale School of Medicine highlighting the topic: "Proteomics: Discovery to Validation". Responding to the need for more minorities in scientific research, minority undergraduate students were hosted for a 10-week summer research and science mentorship program funded by Yale BioSTEP.
Recognizing that inspiration towards educational goals starts at an early age, the Keck Lab also has participated in the SmaRT Girls program which brings elementary school students into a “real” scientific laboratory to meet women scientists and to try their hands at the work they do. Keck Lab staff also volunteered as judges of physics science projects (grades 9-12) and biological class science projects (1st through 4th grade) at the New Haven Science Fair. Participants were students from the New Haven public school system. In addition, senior scientific staff host science education and laboratory tours at the Keck Laboratories for local middle school, high school science students, teachers as well as undergraduate students to showcase many of the Keck Laboratory's biotechnologies.
Ongoing Keck Participations:
Contact Dr. Erol Gulcicek and Kathy Stone for details.