Five young Yale scientists recognized for excellence
Five Yale faculty members are among the 84 young researchers designated as Faculty Scholars under a new program to promote early career scientists, launched by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Postdoctoral position available in the Groisman lab, Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University
A postdoctoral position is available in the Groisman Lab in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University to investigate novel molecular mechanisms promoting fitness of the beneficial bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron in the mammalian gut.
Postdoctoral positions available in the Liu lab, Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Liu lab in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University to participate in cutting-edge research using high-throughput cryo-ET technology to determine the structural mechanisms of molecular machines essential for bacterial pathogenesis and viral infection.
Role of Nutrient May Reveal Dietary Target in Fight Against Microbial Infections
A nutrient that is common in the human diet has been found to aid the survival of a cancer-causing bacterium, a new Yale study finds. The findings could reveal an important target for new drugs to tackle numerous infectious diseases in humans.Source: Yale West Campus
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Goodman on his election into the American Academy of Microbiology!
In February, the American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) elected 65 new Fellows to the Class of 2022. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group and a think tank within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The Academy received 130 nominations this year and elected 65 into the 2022 Fellowship Class.Source: American Society for Microbiology
How plants ward off a dangerous world of pathogens
The world’s plants, immobile and rooted in soil which contains potentially lethal micro-organisms, face a constant threat from invading pathogens. In recent years, however, scientists have discovered that plant species employ sophisticated immune strategies that differ from —but also shares similarities with — the ways humans combat infections.Source: Yale News
Gut check: Yale researchers describe role of bacteria in drug response
Yale researchers identified human gut microbes that metabolize over 150 therapeutic drugs, a finding that highlights the role bacteria play in determining how well individuals respond to medications, they report June 3 in the journal Nature.
Hinchcliff is New Director of Yale Scleroderma Program
Monique Hinchcliff, MD, MS, was named director of the Yale Scleroderma Program. Hinchcliff leads an established multidisciplinary team of expert physician-scientists with an interest and expertise in systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma.