Plants’ immune defenses falter during heat waves, rendering them more vulnerable to insects and pathogens under climate change. HHMI scientists have now figured out why high temperatures knock out a key defense system and they’ve come up with a strategy that bolsters plant immunity
- May 27, 2022Source: International Cytokine & Interferon Society
2022 Sidney & Joan Pestka Post-Graduate Award Winner
- February 15, 2022
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Goodman on his election into the American Academy of Microbiology!Source: American Society for Microbiology
In February, the American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) elected 65 new Fellows to the Class of 2022. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group and a think tank within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The Academy received 130 nominations this year and elected 65 into the 2022 Fellowship Class.
- November 06, 2021
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Liu lab in the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University to participate in cutting-edge research using cryo-ET technology to determine the structural mechanisms of molecular machines essential for bacterial pathogenesis and viral infection. Please view Liu lab publications before applying. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees and a background in microbiology, cell biology, or structural biology are encouraged to apply. Expertise in microscopy or image analysis is also desired. Applicants must have first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and be highly motivated. To apply, please send a CV, description of research experience, and three references to Dr. Jun Liu: email@example.com.
- July 15, 2021Source: YaleNews
Yale researchers have found a protein that acts like a detergent to wipe out invading pathogens much like the way that Ajax cleans dirty dishes or sanitizes a kitchen countertop.
- June 01, 2021Source: Connecticut Magazine
Finding a great physician can be difficult. That’s why we’ve partnered with Castle Connolly, a leading national health care research company, to bring you our biggest guide ever to Connecticut’s most recommended health practitioners. Here are the results of the doctor-voted survey.
- May 26, 2021Source: Yale News
The world’s plants, immobile and rooted in soil which contains potentially lethal micro-organisms, face a constant threat from invading pathogens. In recent years, however, scientists have discovered that plant species employ sophisticated immune strategies that differ from —but also shares similarities with — the ways humans combat infections.
- May 21, 2021
The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale, made possible by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, supports Yale faculty in the commercialization of applied research and technology in the life sciences.
- May 20, 2021Source: YaleNews
A new study suggests the addition of a single small molecule can rip away the cloak that shields cells containing HIV and make them susceptible to the patient’s own antibodies that otherwise are not normally of much use against HIV.
- May 12, 2021
Discoveries & Impact (May 2021)