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Seeking genes and proteins

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Autumn


As part of a billion-dollar investment in science and engineering, the university announced in April that it will spend more than $200 million on the new Yale Center for Genomics and Proteomics, which will explore the myriad functions and interactions of genes and proteins in a range of organisms including humans. The research will help scientists understand basic biological processes and promises to open doors for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. “In addition to research, the center will be used for teaching and to amplify our interactions and partnerships with industry,” said Director Michael Snyder, Ph.D., chair of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Added Graduate School Dean Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.: “We’ve designed a structure that provides access to state-of-the-art technology to scientists all over our campus, and that will encourage collaboration in research and teaching. … Our aim is to create a center without walls.”