Within the past decade alone, researchers in the growing field of systems biology have been able to employ previously unavailable computing strategies and hardware to begin answering fundamental questions, such as the nature of protein synthesis and fatty-acid metabolism.
Professor Thomas Steitz shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.” By using familiar X-ray crystallography techniques in a novel fashion, Steitz was able build a model of the ribosome at the atomic scale.
Associate Professor of Immunobiology Susan Kaech, an expert on T cell differentiation, is now a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientist.
Instead of boarding the usual Blue Line that faithfully treks up to Science Hill’s research laboratories, future chemistry, biology, and physics majors at Yale may find themselves boarding trains heading toward Yale’s newest research complex: West Campus.
The daughter of a Yale physics professor who would later become master of Silliman College, Jean Bennett TD ’76 was exposed to the Yale academic environment from an early age.