Yale Psychiatry Names New Research Leaders at Connecticut Mental Health Center
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Deputy Chair for Basic Science and Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, of Pharmacology and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Ribicoff Labs and of the Division of Molecular Psychiatry. Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Assistant Chair for Translational Research, and Director of the Yale OCD Research Clinic, has been named Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) and of the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP).
Simple Change to Microscope Opens Up a Complex Panorama of Cells
Yale researchers in the lab of Joerg Bewersdorf have developed a way to visualize extremely tiny structures by using standard light microscopy, a world previously only accessible by expensive and cumbersome electron microscopy.Source: YaleNews
$15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger
Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.
Carefully, Yale Labs Stir to Life Across Campus
Since June 1, the start of a broad, three-phase reactivation of campus, an estimated 4,000 faculty members, graduate students, and staff representing more than 500 labs around Yale have fired up microscopes, opened fume hoods, or dusted off other essential research equipment.Source: YaleNews
Anthony Koleske Appointed Ensign Professor of MB&B and Neuroscience
Koleske, deputy dean for scientific affairs for the basic sciences, focuses his research on the molecular mechanisms by which growth factor and adhesion receptors regulate cell shape, structural stability, and movement.Source: YaleNews
Anthony Koleske appointed Ensign Professor of MB&B and Neuroscience
Anthony J. Koleske, newly named as the Ensign Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) and of Neuroscience, studies the biochemical mechanisms that control changes in cell shape and movement in order to understand how these processes break down in cancer and brain diseases.Source: Yale News
Yale Engage COVID 19 Inflammation & Genetics, Where Biology Meets Translation
On June 3, 2020, nearly 350 industry representatives and academics joined the inaugural Yale Engage webinar series, Facilitating Collaboration to Combat COVID-19. Opening remarks were made by Michael Crair, PhD, the conversation was moderated by Ruth Montgomery, PhD, and the highly informative panelists included Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Ellen Foxman, MD, PhD, Naftali Kaminski, MD, Carrie Lucas, PhD, Andrew Wang, MD, PhD. If you were unable to attend, or if you missed a portion of the webinar, please find a link to the recording below, along with a PDF of the panelists’ presentations.
Major Gift Will Support an Innovative Brain Research Collaboration
The Swiss-based NOMIS Foundation is making a large five-year award for research into what makes the human brain unique. The research will be a collaboration between the laboratories of James P. Noonan, PhD, associate professor of genetics and of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine, and Franck Polleux, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Columbia University and a member of that school’s Zuckerman Institute. Their combined mission is to understand the brain and mind.
Two Yale MD-PhD Students Honored With Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Two Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD students, Stefano Daniele (fifth-year) and Eric Hoyeon Song (fourth-year), are among the 30 new recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The fellows, all of whom are immigrants or the children of immigrants, were selected from a record-breaking pool of over 2,200 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States.
New Deputy Dean for Scientific Affairs (Basic Science Departments) Is Named
Anthony J. Koleske, PhD, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and neuroscience, assumes the role of deputy dean for scientific affairs (basic science departments) effective April 1, 2020. Koleske succeeds Michael Crair, PhD, William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and professor of ophthalmology and visual science, who steps into the role of Yale University's vice provost for research.
Yale Scientists Awarded $8.4M Grant to Develop Treatments for Women With Problem Drinking
Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a five-year, $8.4 million federal grant to establish a new research center at Yale that will develop treatments to help women with problem drinking.