Welcome to the Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the oldest Ph.D.-granting institution in the United States. The Graduate School is the heart of the scholarly enterprise at one of the world’s premier universities.
Although I earned my own Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, I conducted my dissertation research at Yale and was delighted to return as a member of the faculty. Over the years, I have directed Yale’s Combined Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, taught genetics, cell biology, and developmental biology, advised students, and run my own research laboratory. I have come to know the Graduate School very well and am honored to serve as its new dean.
Yale has extraordinary libraries, laboratories, and cultural resources as well as a wonderful and devoted faculty. We encourage graduate students to take every advantage of our rich intellectual environment. Our host city, New Haven, is a great place to live and work, with affordable nearby residential neighborhoods, lively community events, and a wide selection of restaurants, shops, and markets. I encourage you to apply to Yale for your graduate studies, and I wish you the very best as you pursue your goals, wherever they may take you.
Dean, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics