Yale Black Postdoctoral Association Provides Visibility and ‘Home’ to Black Postdocs
The Yale Black Postdoctoral Association is about community and support, said the founders, but it is also about enhancing the visibility of Black postdocs — to one another, and to the Yale School of Medicine community at large.
Ganesh Receives ECIP Travel Award for 2021 Virtual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics
Suhas Ganesh, MD, Postdoctoral Associate in the Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY), has received an Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP) travel award for the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics’ 2021 Virtual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG).
The Yale Ciencia Academy Welcomes a New Class of Young Science Leaders
This June, 16 young science leaders kicked off their year as fellows of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. The competitive program prepares promising scientists of color to successfully transition from a PhD into rewarding research careers.
Allsop, Davis-Reyes, Smith Named Among 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Three members of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine were included in Cell Mentor’s recent list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America. AZA Allsop, Second-Year Resident in Psychiatry, Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, and Keisha Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry, were among those listed in the category of “Rising Stars.”
Awad Earns APA Award for Research on Men of Color, Gender Roles
Michael Awad, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded the Loren Frankel Student Research Award for Division 51, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities, of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Intersections Success Story: David Castillo Azofeifa, PhD
David Castillo Azofeifa, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Francisco, said that when he applied and was accepted as a fellow at the first Intersections Science Fellows Symposium, he expected it to begin and end with the three-day event for presenting his research and making connections. In reality, says Castillo Azofeifa, it was much more. “Intersections really prepares you for the job market,” he says. “It highlights you as an excellent candidate and it prepares you for what to do. And it connects you with a community of underrepresented people in the sciences.”
Intersections Success Story: Melanie McReynolds, PhD
When Melanie McReynolds, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton, attended the first Intersections Science Fellows Symposium in January 2021, she already had three faculty job offers. But, she says, she saw the program as an opportunity to expand her network even further, to receive valuable career mentorship, and to develop her negotiating skills.
Ni Feng receives a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Award
Ni Fend, a postdoctoral researcher in Elena Gracheva's lab, has become a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar. Her project "Hanging in the Balance: Fluid Homeostasis in Hibernation" aims to reveal fundamental knowledge about how hibernation enables some species to survive over an entire winter without water. This project will use the thirteen-lined ground squirrel as a model system to dissect and manipulate the neural circuits that regulate fluid balance across torpor and arousal states during hibernation.Source: Ni Feng receives a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar award
Yale Study: DNA Biomarkers Predict Hazardous Alcohol Consumption in Two Distinct Populations
Xiaoyu Liang, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Ke Xu, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Molecular Psychiatry that found a set of DNA biomarkers that may predict hazardous alcohol drinking in two cohorts. The study may motivate future studies to replicate the findings and to establish genomic biomarkers for psychiatric disorders.Source: Molecular Psychiatry