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Donoghue, Michael J.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Winter


Michael J. Donoghue, Ph.D., the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been named the first Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program Development. Donoghue recently completed a five-year term as the director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Donoghue will work with faculty to develop specific details of new research programs and core facilities and will coordinate the program for library, museum and other initiatives there.

Yale’s 2007 acquisition of the West Campus, formerly the Bayer HealthCare complex, is part of a $1 billion commitment to strengthening science and medical research at the university. The 136-acre facility in nearby Orange and West Haven features 17 buildings with more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space, in addition to offices, warehouses and other facilities.

Donoghue joined the Yale faculty in 2000, serving as chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from 2001 to 2002. He also holds faculty appointments in Yale’s Department of Geology and Geophysics and in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Donoghue has served on dozens of scientific committees and has also served on the board of directors of New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas.