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John Aber (BK ‘71, M.F.S. ‘73, PhD ‘76):  Research to save our planet

John Aber (BK ‘71, M.F.S. ‘73, PhD ‘76): Research to save our planet

“I had no idea what I wanted to do—what does a computer scientist do with forests?” As it turns out, John Aber (BK ‘71, M.F.S. ‘73, PhD ‘76), professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment at the University

Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

Jaime Teevan (TD ’98): Technology with people in mind

As an undergraduate computer science major at Yale, Jaime Teevan (YC ’99) sold her senior thesis to the company she had interned at the summer before. Since then, she has continued studying how computers can help people manage information and

Alumni Profile: Erin (Steenblock) Chia (PhD ’10)

Alumni Profile: Erin (Steenblock) Chia (PhD ’10)

You’re more likely to find Dr. Erin Chia (GSAS ’10) in the boardroom than the lab.  She is currently the Associate Director of Business Development at Bio-Rad Laboratories, a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, but

Alumni Profile: Nathan Hall (MEM ’17)

Alumni Profile: Nathan Hall (MEM ’17)

Coal country has always been home for Nathan Hall (MEM/MBA ’17), a ninth-generation native of Central Appalachia who recently completed a Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES), alongside an MBA from

Alumni Profile: Dr. Hugh Taylor (SM ‘83)

Alumni Profile: Dr. Hugh Taylor (SM ‘83)

Dr. Hugh Taylor (SM ’83) sort of wound up becoming Chief of Obstetrics at a prominent hospital. Taylor remarks that he was always interested in science, but he still didn’t necessarily expect to end up going to medical school, spend

Alumni Profile: Dr. Ralph Greco, M.D. ‘68

Alumni Profile: Dr. Ralph Greco, M.D. ‘68

Dr. Ralph Greco is a talented Yale alumnus helping to create healthier physicians.

Alumni Profile: TP Ma, PhD ’74 — Saving satellites, one semiconductor at a time

Alumni Profile: TP Ma, PhD ’74 — Saving satellites, one semiconductor at a time

Tso-Ping Ma, who earned his Master’s and Ph.D. from Yale University, has made his mark on the world. His work to develop radiation-resistant electronics kept the US safe during the Cold War. Today, he is inspiring the next generation of engineers to answer tomorrow’s most pressing questions.

Alumni Profile: Dr. Brian Kobilka (MD ’81)

Alumni Profile: Dr. Brian Kobilka (MD ’81)

Dr. Brian Kobilka has certainly had a successful career in research: he runs a biochemistry lab at Stanford, has published widely in top journals such as Science and Nature, and won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for his

Francis Collins: Guiding the Research Revolution

Francis Collins: Guiding the Research Revolution

Alumnus Francis Collins (PhD ’74) initially held little interest for the field of biology. Yet he went on to successfully direct the Human Genome Project, the largest endeavor in genetic research. Collins now serves as Director of the NIH, the largest contributor to medical research in the world.

Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Richard Lethin YC ‘85 fell in love with science at a young age as he watched his father work to design radar. He has carried this enthusiasm with him throughout his life, from his time at Yale to his work as an engineer, and now to his role as president of Reservoir Labs.