Yale Cell Biology is deeply committed to inspiring and training the future generation of scientists. We hosted students from Sheriden Middle School, a magnet school that focuses on science and technology. The students visited labs, talked with graduate students, post-docs and principle investigators, and observed scientists at work. In the future, we intend to continue reaching out to students, young and old, and informing the public of our recent insights into the workings of cells.
The department fosters a close-knit sense of community within the University. Many programs and events such as our annual retreat organized by faculty and students for all lab members, weekly progress reports for postdocs and students to present their research and monthly departmental mixers create formal and informal discussion between collegues. Yale Cell Biology has an active seminar program involving students, postdocs and faculty and mentoring for new students and new faculty.
The Department is currently the home to the prestigious Journal of Cell Biology, We maintain a free access database of classical and updated images of cell fine structure and live cell imagery (see "Resources for Cell Imaging"; "Cell Bio Imagery" ).