Program Seminars

The Program has organized several seminars and journal clubs that enable students to interact and exchange ideas.

Research in Progress

Held monthly, these sessions are present by two more senior students who summarize their research for the group. (See this document for schedule.)

Cell Biology:  CBIO 601a/b, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease - Fred Gorelick, Marcus Bosenberg, James Jamieson, and staff.

We are excited to announce a course that is a graduate requirement for MD-PhD students and an elective for regular medical students, entitled “The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Human Disease”. The course emphasizes the connections between diseases and basic science using a lecture and seminar format. It is designed for students who are committed to considering a career in medical research or students who wish to explore scientific topics in depth. This course will parallel the content of the Master Courses in the first and second years. Each topic is introduced with a short lecture given by faculty who are highly active and eminent at Yale and who provide excellent role models for your academic careers. The lecture is followed by sessions in which 2 students review relevant manuscripts under the mentorship of a faculty mentor and present the material to the group. Students in the class are encouraged to submit questions to the presenters beforehand concerning techniques and concepts that may not be clear from the papers and which will be addressed during the presentation. In addition, sessions are devoted to academic careers and cover subjects such as obtaining an academic position, promotions, and grant writing. Student evaluations are based on attendance, participation in group discussions, and formal presentations. 

The course runs from September to mid April and is equivalent to three graduate credits. The organizational meeting and introduction will be on September 17th at 5pm in room C428 in SHM. The class will meet on most Thursdays until mid-April from 5-6:30pm and will provide graduate credit for those who need it or wish to apply this credit retroactively. F. Gorelick, M. Bosenberg, J.D. Jamieson. Amanda King and Nashid Chaudhury, MD-PhD students, will be our excellent TAs and Constance Zou has enthusiastically volunteered to coordinate medical students who are interested in this course.