Fall 2012 Newsletter

Director's Corner

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This issue of the YCCI newsletter features the School of Medicine’s Core Research Facilities, which offer a wide range of world-class technologies to facilitate translational research.

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West Campus Update

The West Campus is home to several School of Medicine research cores, where cutting-edge science opens the way to medical advances. Here we highlight two cores that are upgrading facilities and expanding services to help investigators bring discoveries from bench to bedside.

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Yale Center for Molecular Discovery Combines Biology and Chemistry to Advance Research

Offering small-molecule compounds, siRNA collections, and high-throughput assay design and execution, the Yale Center for Molecular Discovery (YCMD) provides a service-oriented, results-driven approach to advance the scientific work of Yale investigators. The newly formed center, created in early 2012 by merging the...

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YCGA Provides World-Class DNA Sequence Analyses

From its beginnings in 2008 as a small next-generation DNA sequencing operation in the Microarray Resource of Yale’s Keck Foundation Biotechnology Resource Lab, the Yale Center for Genome Analysis (YCGA) has grown into a state-of-the-art facility that provides more than 40 different analyses to study genetic events....

Keck Biotechnology Resource Lab Offers Wide Range of Technologies

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Biomedical research is increasingly dependent on highly sophisticated instrumentation. For Yale investigators, the Keck Biotechnology Resource Laboratory provides access to one of the largest academic biotech laboratories of its kind. 

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Boosting Resolution and Efficiency at the MR Research Center

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Yale’s Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) houses cutting-edge MR equipment, infrastructure and expertise to support the more than 60 investigators who utilize its services.

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YCAS Offers a Wealth of Collaborative Opportunities

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When the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) was established in 2010, the vision was to create a center that would incorporate a high level of both academic excellence and leadership as well as a range of professionals who could facilitate and implement translational research. Since then, YCAS has been serving the needs of the medical campus by expanding both services and staff. 

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PET Research Center Moves Beyond the Brain

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Since it opened in 2007, Yale’s state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research Center has been the site of many brain imaging studies to understand the mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric illness. PET uses novel radioactive drugs (radiotracers) given in trace doses to measure quantitatively a wide range of physiological and pharmacological functions in human beings and research animals.

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YCCI Staff Updates

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YCCI welcomes research scientist Helen Seow, Ph.D., as associate director of research administration and Kelly Anastasio as associate director of clinical trial resources.

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Scholar Day Retreat

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YCCI will host the second annual Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Scholar Day Retreat on Friday, March 1, 2013. Our speaker this year is Ray Dolan, Mary Kinross Professor of Neuro-psychiatry at University College London (UCL) and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL.

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