MD-PhD Student Eric Song Receives Prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Eric Song, a fifth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD student, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. The awardees are selected based on the quality, originality, and scientific significance of their research, as well as to represent a diverse range of research topics.
Global Immunospeaker Virtual Seminar Series Is Available Weekly
Global Immunotalks is, a weekly seminar series delivered by thought leaders in all areas of fundamental immunology. Carla V. Rothlin, PhD, Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Immunobiology and professor of pharmacology, is one of the lead organizers of the series.
New Paradigm for Immunotherapy
Two scientists at Yale Cancer Center are developing a new paradigm for immunotherapy. It could radically improve and expand current approaches by moving beyond checkpoint inhibitors that target specific biomarkers in a few types of cancer. Their research moves upstream of T-cells, beyond the adaptive immune system, to the ultimate command center—the innate immune system.
Rothlin Is Appointed McConnell Duberg Professor
Carla Vanina Rothlin, PhD, newly named as Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Immunobiology, studies the mechanisms that regulate the magnitude and resolution of the immune response. Rothlin is also a professor of pharmacology, a member of the Yale Cancer Center, and a Howard Hughes Faculty Scholar.
Spurring the body to repair itself
Carla Rothlin, Ph.D., who arrived at Yale in 2009, has been recognized for her basic science work within various autoimmune diseases, including asthma, lupus, Crohn’s disease, and colitis. In 2016, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation made Rothlin one of their inaugural group of HHMI Faculty Scholars, part of a program to support early-career scientists who pursue primarily basic research projects.Source: Medicine@Yale
Macrophages need two signals to begin healing process
In the immune system, macrophages act not only as soldiers responding to invading pathogens but also help rebuild the injured tissue once the infection is defeated. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the journal Science show how they accomplish this seemingly unrelated task.
Five young Yale scientists recognized for excellence
Five Yale faculty members are among the 84 young researchers designated as Faculty Scholars under a new program to promote early career scientists, launched by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Study: Receptor suppresses the immune response in order to save it
When viruses enter the body, they activate receptors on the surface of cells that allow viruses to invade those cells. A Yale-led team has found that one of the receptors, known as AXL, actually plays an essential role in the immune system’s ability to fight viral infections.