Musings on Mentorship
Three current MD-PhD students--Ryan Chow, Jonathan Park and Matt Dong--are in the laboratory of Asssistant Professor Sidi Chen. They are part of the team of authors on a ground-breaking paper published in the journal Nature Immunology in October. Here they give some thoughts on why they enjoy being in the Chen Lab.
Editing mosquito’s gene wards off malaria and halts reproduction
Scientists have looked for immune system factors that might help mosquitoes ward off pathogens such as malarial parasites and indirectly protect humans from infection. Yale researchers found one by editing a single gene, which turns out to be crucial for female reproduction.
Schechner Memorial Lecture, Hosted by Department of Dermatology, to Be Given by Valentina Greco, PhD, on Oct. 30
Valentina Greco, PhD, Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics, will speak about "Principles of Skin Epithelial Tolerance Discovered by Live Imaging" on October 30 at 10 a.m., in the Fitkin Amphitheatre.
Yale Scientists Help Immune System Find Hidden Cancer Cells
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale Cancer Center scientists can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of immunotherapies might miss, the researchers report Oct. 14 in the journal Nature Immunology.
Geneticist Greco Receives a Major Government Research Award
Valentina Greco, PhD, Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics, has been awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award. The grant, $3.5 million over the next five years, is inspired by Greco’s pioneering research into skin stem cells, which has revealed in intricate detail the secrets to their daily and ever-changing lives.
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.
Postdocs Organize First Ever Female Leaders in Science Workshop at Yale
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.
Horwich Is Co-recipient of $3 Million Breakthrough Prize
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.
School of Medicine Rare Disease Researcher Is Also a Patient
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.