Colón-Ramos Awarded Germany’s Humboldt Prize
Daniel Colón-Ramos, the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Yale, has been awarded the Humboldt Prize for his lab’s work in describing fundamental aspects of the cell biology of synapses and behavior, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation announced April 13.Source: YaleNews
How the Brain Knows When to Take Out the Trash
The brain has its own housekeeping service, a sophisticated mechanism that cleans up debris that is left over from cellular activity. But scientists have had a hard time figuring out exactly how the brain knows when to initiate this cellular “trash pickup.”Source: YaleNews
Colón-Ramos Named Director of Wu Tsai Institute’s Center for Neurodevelopment and Plasticity
“In science, every answer ends with a question,” Colón-Ramos said. “The most exciting part of our work as scientists is that quest of constant learning. The Wu Tsai Institute is bringing together disciplines that should be more frequently linked—neuroscience, behavior, and computation—to move us to the next level of knowledge.”Source: Research at Yale
Puerto Rico enacted strict Covid measures. It paid off, and it's a lesson for the mainland.
Puerto Ricans in the U.S. territory avoided overwhelming their already fragile health care system during the pandemic, mainly because of extraordinary measures the local government put in place early on — and people’s willingness to comply with them.Source: NBC News
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 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
Yale's Colón-Ramos Energizes His Native Puerto Rico's Response to COVID-19
For years, Daniel Colón-Ramos, PhD, of Yale School of Medicine, has gathered knowledge and resources from Yale and around the world for the benefit of his native Puerto Rico. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred him to do so again.
How Puerto Rican Scientists Hacked The COVID-19 Response
Daniel Colón-Ramos, PhD, Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine, has been one of the prime movers toward obtaining adequate COVID-19 testing in his native Puerto Rico.Source: NPR - Latino USA
Colón-Ramos named McConnell Duberg Associate Professor
Daniel A. Colón-Ramos, PhD, recently appointed as Dorys McConnell Duberg Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, focuses his research on how synapses are formed and maintained to control behavior and store memories. Colón-Ramos’ discoveries have altered long-held views on the process and may offer important clues in the fight against disease.
Of Worms and a Special Love of Home
Daniel Colón-Ramos works with the roundworm C. elegans as a means of advancing knowledge of the fundamental building blocks of the nervous system, saying that mastering the basics is essential to answering the bigger questions. He also has dedicated himself to improving opportunities for people in his native Puerto Rico.Source: Medicine@Yale
Neuroscientists, Geneticist Win ‘High Risk, High Reward’ Grants
Three Yale researchers have won 2018 ‘High Risk, High Rewards’ grants from the Common Fund of the National Institutes of Health, which intends to fund “major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research that require trans-NIH collaboration to succeed.”