This summer Yale hosted its first Women Leaders in Science Course for women postdocs.Facilitated by HFP Consulting and spearheaded by Genetics Postdoctoral Fellow Sara Gallini from the Greco Lab, the workshop brought together fifteen women postdocs with the goal of providing a path for further empowerment and professional growth within Yale School of Medicine.
- September 11, 2019
Yale Launches Comprehensive DNA Sequencing Project, With Aim of Predicting, Preventing, and Treating Gene-related Diseases
Generations, a collaboration between Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System, is one of the largest DNA sequencing projects of its kind in the United States.
- September 05, 2019
The same genetic mutations that can trigger cancer in some tissues are relatively harmless in others. A new Yale Cancer Center study has identified an unlikely source of protection against some forms of skin cancer — hair follicle regeneration.
- September 05, 2019
Arthur L. Horwich, MD, Sterling Professor of Genetics and professor of pediatrics, and his colleague F. Ulrich Hartl, from the Max Planck Institute, will share a 2020 Breakthrough Prize. This prize was developed by Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, and Yuri Milner, together with their families, to honor the most accomplished life scientists.
- August 23, 2019
The August 22, 2019 Department of Internal Medicine’s Medical Grand Rounds, “Defining Tumor Cell and Host Adaptations in Cancer Progression and Treatment Resistance” was presented by Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD, assistant professor of genetics and medicine (medical oncology).
- August 22, 2019
A new genome-wide screen of 20,000 human genes in T cells have turned up several new candidates to unleash the immune system’s ability to attack a variety of tumor types, Yale Cancer Center researchers report Aug. 22 in the journal Cell.
- August 12, 2019
Geneticist Monkol Lek, PhD, may study rare diseases, but the subject is far from academic for him. That’s because Lek has a rare disease, a form of muscular dystrophy that requires him to use a wheelchair at times. His real-life experience has led him to eschew pure research in favor of finding practical treatments.
- August 05, 2019
The New York County Psychiatric Society has presented Andrew H. Smith, MD, PhD with its 2019 Resident Research Award.
- July 30, 2019
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) overlap with several other psychiatric disorders, but one specific symptom — repeated disturbing memories and flashbacks about a specific event — is a defining characteristic of debilitating PTSD.
- July 29, 2019
When heart disease affects people under age 50, it’s considered “early onset” and experts believe there’s a genetic link. Yale investigators have found that a particular gene is common to families with multiple members who either have early-onset heart disease or are at risk for it.