Yale Minority Scientist Research Network

The minority students in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences participate in a monthly forum called the “Minority Scientist Research Network”. The goals for these meetings are to foster community among, share academic interests, and provide resources for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. Yale faculty, in particular faculty of color, are invited to discuss their research, as well as provide insight and guidance to students on how to navigate graduate school and beyond. The meetings are open to graduate students, postdocs, medical students, and faculty. For more information please contact the Director of Minority Affairs.

Schedule of Speakers

Meetings are held in the Boyer Center, BCMM 206/208, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

YMRN Brochure download

Upcoming Speakers

September 6th, 2017 -  YMSRN Welcome Reception

September 20th, 2017 -  “Opening” Round Table Discussion

October 18th, 2017 -  BBS Alumni Speaker - Dennis Jones, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital

November 6th, 2017 -  Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President and Professor of Neuroscience, Trinity College

December, 2017 -  Winter Break

January 17th, 2018 - BBS Alumni speaker - Alexandra Teixeira, Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group

February 21st, 2018 -  Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, Director, Yale Ciencia Initiative and Executive Director, Ciencia Puerto Rico

March 14th, 2018 -  Dr. Nadia L. Ward, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), Department of Psychiatry, Division of Prevention & Community Research

March 26th, 2018 -  “Second Look” Recruitment Luncheon

April 18th, 2018 -  Nadia Ameen, Associate Professor Pediatrics, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

May16th, 2018 -  “Closing” Round Table Discussion

Past Speakers

January 11, 2012, Round table discussion

February 8, 2012, Nadia Ameen, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology

March 8, 2012, Melinda Pettigrew, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Yale School of Public Health

April 18, 2012, Anjelica Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (SEAS)

May 10, 2012, Round table discussion

June 13, 2012, Corey Wilson, Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering and MB&B

September 19, 2012, Cecilia Canessa, Professor of Physiology and Internal Medicine (Nephrology)

October 17, 2012, Lynn Cooley, C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology

November 14, 2012, Cindy Crusto, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

December 12, 2012, round table discussion

February 6, 2013,  Nii Addy, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology 

March 6th, 2013, Eduardo Groisman, Professor of Microbial Pathogensis

April 17th, 2013, Forrester Ashe Lee, Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs

September 25, 2013, Michelle Nearon, Assistant Dean and Director of the Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity

October 23, 2013, Gary Desir, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology

November, 2013 - ABRCMS Conference

December 18, 2013, Bill Sessa, Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine

January 22, 2014, David Schatz, Professor of Immunobiology 

February 20, 2014 - Monica Bowen, 5th Year Graduate Student, Department of Genetics 

March 20, 2014 - Barbara Ehrlich, Professor of Pharmacology 

April 24, 2014, Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

May 25, 2014, Round table Discussion 

September 24, 2014 - Dr. Craig Crews

October 15, 2014 - Round Table Discussion

November 19, 2014 - ABRCMS Conference

December, 2014 - Winter Break

January 21, 2015 - Dr. David Schatz 

February 18, 2015 - Dr. Carl Hashimoto  

March 18, 2015 - Round Table Discussion  

April, 2015 - "Second Look" Recruitment Luncheon

May 20, 2015 - Alumni Meet & Greet  

September 3, 2015 - YMSRN welcome reception

September 16, 2015 - Dr. Carl Hashimoto, Professor of Cell Biology and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School

October 21, 2015 - Dr. Susan Baserga, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Genetics, and Therapeutic Radiology

November 18, 2015 - Dr. Angelique Border, Professor of Neurosurgery and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

December, 2015 - Winter Break

January 20, 2016 - Dr. Keith Baker, Professor of Physics

February 17, 2016 - Dr. Themis Kyriakides, Associate Professor of Pathology and of Biomedical Engineering

March 16, 2016 - Student Round Table Discussion

April, 2016 "Second Look" Recruitment Luncheon