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Undergraduate Researchers

Undergraduate Researchers

Editor’s Note: This installment is part one of a four part series covering the experiences of scientific researchers at Yale. Next issue, check back for an exploration of the life of laboratory technicians Scientific exploration is seldom as picturesque as

Systems Biology: Revolutions in Biology

Systems Biology: Revolutions in Biology

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.

The Ribosome is a Ribozyme: A Look Into the Work of Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Steitz

The Ribosome is a Ribozyme: A Look Into the Work of Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Steitz

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.

Immunological Studies by HHMI Early Career Scientist

Immunological Studies by HHMI Early Career Scientist

Associate Professor of Immunobiology Susan Kaech, an expert on T cell differentiation, is now a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientist.

The New “Science Hill”: Yale’s Westward Expansion toward Scientific Destiny

The New “Science Hill”: Yale’s Westward Expansion toward Scientific Destiny

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.

Crystallizing the Architects of Diversity

Crystallizing the Architects of Diversity

Professor Anna M. Pyle recently led a group of researchers who solved the structure of the group II splicing intron, a molecule responsible for diversifying the world’s most ancient organisms.

Jean Bennett TD ’76: Looking for a way to reverse blindness

Jean Bennett TD ’76: Looking for a way to reverse blindness

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.