Valerie Horsley began her scientific training as an undergraduate at Furman University and was awarded her Ph.D. from Emory University. After completing a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in Elaine Fuchs’ laboratory at Rockefeller University, Valerie started her independent laboratory at Yale University in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. Horsley’s lab uses the mouse as a genetic model system to study how adult stem cells within epithelial tissues maintain tissue homeostasis, can contribute to wound healing, and can be a factor in cancer formation. She is now the Maxine F. Singer Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale, has received a number of awards including the Pew Scholar Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award.
|Distinguished Alumni Award||Emory University Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences||2019|
|Montagna Lecture||Society of Investigative Dermatology||2018|
|Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award||Genetics Society of America, American Society of Human Genetics, The Gruber Foundation||2012|
|Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE)||The President of the United States||2012|
|Maxine F. Singer '57 Endowed Assistant Professor||Yale University||2011|
|Pew Scholar Award||Pew Family Trust||2010|
|Blavatnick Award Finalist||New York Academy of Sciences||2008|