Three Early-career Scientists Recognized as ‘Innovators’
The New Innovator Award is part of the NIH Director’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, supported by the Common Fund. Awards are for researchers who are within 10 years of their final degree or clinical residency and have not yet received an NIH R01 or equivalent grant.Source: YaleNews
Noonan appointed Kent Professor of Genetics and Professor of Neuroscience
James Noonan, PhD, who has made novel contributions to the fields of human evolutionary genetics and neurodevelopment, was recently appointed the Albert E. Kent Professor of Genetics and Professor of Neuroscience, effective immediately.Source: YaleNews
Lin and Greco Take Office as Leaders of Stem Cell Society
Two of Yale’s stem cell faculty— Haifan Lin, PhD, and Valentina Greco, PhD— are serving in the highest ranks of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). ISSCR is a global organization with more than 4,400 members from 70 countries.
Yale-developed Vaccine Offers Superior Protection Against Omicron Variants
The experimental vaccines use engineered lipid nanoparticles to deliver mRNA to cells with “instructions” to create spike proteins from mutating variants, which the virus uses to attach to and infect cells.Source: YaleNews
Professor Haifan Lin, Yale Cell Biology Faculty has been reinstated as Director of the Yale Stem Cell Center and inaugurated as President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research
The Department of Cell Biology is pleased to announce that our esteemed colleague and Member of the National Academy of Sciences Professor Haifan Lin has been reinstated as Director of the Yale Stem Cell Center. We further wish to congratulate him on the good news that last week he was inaugurated as President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
A group approach to growing as a principal investigator
Laboratory researchers may not have sufficient training in the skills needed to form and manage an independent laboratory when they make the transition to Principal Investigator. A group of Yale researchers, including Valentina Greco (SWIM) addressed these challenges using principles from organizational management to navigate the groups and cultural norms of the medical school.Source: Current Biology
The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Awards $4.2M to Seven Emerging Trailblazers in Cancer Research
The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced the seven winners of the 2022 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, awarded annually to cancer research scientists and physician-scientists based in the greater New York City area. The Prize, totaling $4.2 million, empowers investigators early in their independent careers to pursue their most exciting research projects at a critical stage when traditional funding is lacking. Recipients receive $200,000 per year for three years.Source: BUSINESS WIRE
Single Cell Analysis Technologies Help Generate Unprecedented Maps of Disease
Yale researchers across disciplines are using single cell technologies to profile various kinds of cells that exist together in both healthy and diseased organs and create the most detailed blueprints of diseases to date, as well as to better understand how various cells develop over time and interact with one another.