Bell and Colón-Ramos Are Named to National Academy of Medicine
Michelle Bell, PhD, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health at Yale School of the Environment and professor of environmental health at Yale School of Public Health, and Daniel Colón Ramos, PhD, Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine, are Yale's newest members of the National Academy of Medicine.
Two From Yale Are Named Allen Distinguished Investigators
Megan C. King, PhD, associate professor of cell biology and of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Simon Mochrie, PhD, professor of physics and of applied physics, have been named Allen Distinguished Investigators by The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of the Allen Institute.
Two Yale faculty named among most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists
Yale’s Daniel Colón-Ramos and Enrique De La Cruz have been named as two of the 100 most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America by Cell Mentor, an online professional resource for scientists created by Cell Press.Source: Yale News
On discovering 'FedEx trucks' in our cells" - Actor Alan Alda interviews Nobel laureate James Rothman
The Kavli and Nobel Prize Laureate on his groundbreaking work finding out how our bodies ship vital molecules to where they are needed — enabling profound advances in medicine.Source: Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
Simple Change to Microscope Opens Up a Complex Panorama of Cells
Yale researchers in the lab of Joerg Bewersdorf have developed a way to visualize extremely tiny structures by using standard light microscopy, a world previously only accessible by expensive and cumbersome electron microscopy.Source: YaleNews
In the right (lab) culture, mentorship flourishes — and science benefits
You might imagine a science lab looking a bit sterile and impersonal — little sunlight, masked figures in white coats pouring neon-colored liquid into beakers, all business. You might not expect to hear a science lab referred to as familial, where badminton tournaments, movie nights and barbeques are commonplace.
When Cells Cycle Fast, Cancer Gets a Jumpstart
The progression of cancer has been studied extensively, and the key steps in this journey have been well mapped, at least in some solid tumors: Lesions to genes that confer risk of cancer accumulate and alter normal cell behaviors, giving rise, scientists believe, to early stage cancer cells that eventually swamp normal cells and become deadly.
Yale Scientists Win NIH Awards for Pioneering Work
Yale School of Medicine’s Valentina Greco and Marina R. Picciotto are among the 11 recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes scientists who have a history of creative research and who show promise in originating “pioneering approaches to major challenges.” Greco and Picciotto will each receive $3.5 million dollars of funding over the course of five years. In addition, four young Yale scientists will receive the NIH’s Innovator Award.
Colón-Ramos Awarded Landis Mentoring Award
Daniel A. Colón-Ramos, PhD, associate professor of neuroscience and cell biology, has been selected for the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship, a new annual award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Function of gene mutations linked to neurological diseases identified
Several gene mutations have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, but exactly how and where some of them cause their damage has been unclear. A new Yale study, published in The Journal of Cell Biology, shows that one of the genes whose mutations are responsible for a familial form of Parkinson’s encodes a protein that controls the transfer of lipids between membranes of cell organelles.
Action of ‘molecular bouncers’ captured at model of nuclear membrane
DNA is packaged tightly within the cell’s nuclear membranes, which contain channels that regulate the transit of macromolecules governing all of life’s functions. Yale University researchers have built a nanoscale replica of this channel and have visualized the interaction of proteins that act as “molecular bouncers,” controlling access to the channel’s 40-nanometer entrance.
Unlocking the promise of stem cells
Haifan Lin has been a leader in stem cell research since its infancy. In just over a decade since he arrived at Yale to found the university’s Stem Cell Center, the center has grown from just a pair of labs to more than 40. Lin and his team are closing in on what they hope will be major breakthroughs in the clinical application of stem cells.Source: Medicine@Yale