Nichole Broderick departed Handelsman Lab to become an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. Congratulations and best wishes, Nichole! The entire lab thanks you for the leadership and support you provided in Jo’s absence over the past two years.
Eva Pietri departed the Center for Teaching and Learning to become an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Indiana University. Congratulations and best wishes, Eva!
Simon Hernandez departed the Handelsman Lab and the Center for Teaching and Learning to enroll in medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Congratulations and best wishes, Simon!
The Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration (ILSC) assumes management of the Small World Initiative as of July 1st, 2015. More information here.
Prof. Handelsman can be seen giving a model microbe to President Obama at 3:52 in West Wing Week 06/19/15.
Prof. Handelsman is now on Twitter.
The Obama White House convened its first summit to fight antibiotic resistance on June 2, 2015. For detailed coverage, please see the National Geographic article here.
Former Handelsman Lab Visiting Professor Jeyaprakash Rajendhran and his wife Jayashree recently welcomed a baby girl named Chaindavi. Congratulations, J. and Jaya!
Former Handelsman Lab Postdoc Fabienne Wichmann and her partner Philipp welcome a baby boy. Weighing in at 6 lbs 12 oz and 19 1/4 inches long, Fionn Benjamin was born at 7:56 AM on February 21. Congratulations, Fabienne and Philipp!
Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Juan Bravo received a Sherwood E. Silliman Fellowship for his project “Growth Inhibition of Flavobacterium johnsoniae by Pseudomonas fluorescens via an Unknown Contact Dependent Mechanism.” Congratulations, Juan!
Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Grace Liu was accepted into the DAAD-RISE program and received an Alan S. Tetelman 1958 Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences in support of her project “Dynamics of Protein Import in Mitochondria.” Congratulations, Grace! We wish you all the best as you travel to Germany.
Small World Initiative continues to receive coverage:
- microBEnet article: “Small World Initiative – Who We Are and How to Get Involved” by Simon Hernandez and Nichole Broderick
- Yale Scientific article: “Students search for antibiotics in Puerto Rican soil” by Simon Hernandez
Prof. Handelsman continues to appear in the news:
- NPR’s Science Friday: Keeping the President in Tune With Tech
- The New York Times: Obama Seeks to Double Funding to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
- Scientific American article written by Prof. Handelsman: Obama Administration Aims to Erase Science Talent Deficit
- This Week in Microbiology (TWiM): The 100th episode features a Talmudic question and discussion of how a single mutation alters bacterial host tropism.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) a grant to establish four postdoctoral fellowships. Congratulations to CTL’s Executive Director Jennifer Frederick! More information can be found in the YaleNews article here.
CTL Postdoc Oriana Aragon’s research was covered in Nature’s Scientific American Mind article “So Happy I Could Cry.”
Small World Initiative Communications Manager Simon Hernandez wrote an article about the Small World Initiative, the work of Jo Handelsman, and Giovanna Guerrero-Medina’s CienciaPR program. The article can be read in English here and in Spanish here.
Prof. Handelsman wrote about soil on the White House OSTP blog here.
Center for Teaching and Learning Associate Research Scientist and Executive Director of Ciencia Puerto Rico, Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, made news with the newly formed Yale Ciencia Initiative that will expand access to scientific knowledge, experiences, and careers among communities or populations traditionally underrepresented in, or underserved by, the scientific enterprise. More information can be found in the YaleNews article here and on the El Nuevo Día website here.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was featured in the opening of West Wing Week 02/06/15 (and you can see Prof. Handelsman walking with the President at 0:29).
Prof. Jo Handelsman has been appearing in the news for the White House’s Precision Medicine initiative. She wrote about the new initiative on the White House blog here.
Prof. Jo Handelsman spoke to a group of students at the State of STEM event on January 21.
Prof. Jo Handelsman narrated several biographies as part of the White House’s The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology.
Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Caleb Fischer was married to Kristina Niehoff on November 8, 2014. The wedding took place in Louisville, KY. Congratulations, Caleb and Kristina!
Center for Teaching and Learning Postdoc Oriana Aragon's research was featured by the Atlantic, Washington Post, Good Morning America, among many others. Previous work of hers was also picked up by the Discovery Channel, Science online, etc. Here's an article that recently appeared on the Yale homepage about some of her innovative research.
Jo Handelsman was profiled in Huffington Post’s “Thank a Teacher Thursday” series here.
As of July 1, 2014, the Center for Scientific Teaching (CST) joined with other teaching support units on campus to form a consolidated Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). CST’s Jennifer Frederick was appointed the Executive Director of the new Yale CTL. Congratulations, Jenny! More info and updates about CTL can be found here.
Yale Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry Lecturer Kaury Kucera recently led a team from the Center for Scientific Teaching (CST) Summer Institute to win one of two America Competes Act Challenges sponsored by the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The group was awarded $10,000 by the NIH center. Congratulations to Kaury and her team! More info here.
Former Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Yin Guan (daughter of current researcher Changhui Guan) recently began teaching at King’s Academy in Jordan. She is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Department of Physical and Life Sciences. Congratulations, Yin! More info here.
Former Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Jon Holt is now a Microbiology Instructor for Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Congratulations, Jon!
August 16, 2014
Former Handelsman Lab Postdoc Jenny Kao-Kniffin welcomes a baby girl. Weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz, Mary Susquehanna was born on August 16. Congratulations, Jenny!
Former Handelsman Lab Postdoc Jesse Morin is beginning a position as the Biotechnology Department Head at Norwich Technical High School in Norwich, CT. Congratulations Jesse, and best wishes to you and your family!
Former Handelsman Lab Postdoc Ashley Shade is lead author on a paper (co-authored by Prof. Handelsman) titled “Conditionally rare taxa disproportionately contribute to temporal changes in microbial diversity”. The paper was published in mBio and can be found here.
Ashley Shade departed Handelsman Lab to become an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. Congratulations Ashley, and best wishes to you and your family! Prof. Shade’s new lab website can be found here.
Handelsman Lab’s Lead Research Scientist Nichole Broderick is lead author on a paper titled, “Microbiota-induced changes in Drosophila melanogaster host gene expression and gut morphology”. The paper was published in mBio and can be found here.
Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Katherine McDaniel is graduating from Yale on May 19 with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Next year Katherine will be doing global health work in Cambodia with the support of the Luce Scholars Program. More information about Katherine can be found on the Luce Scholars Program website here. Congratulation and all the best, Katherine!
Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Jessica Miles received two travel awards that supported her travel to two events during the spring semester: the Keystone Symposia Student Travel Award to attend Mechanisms and Consequences of Invertebrate-Microbe Interactions in Tahoe City, CA, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Maximizing Access to Research Careers (FASEB MARC) Travel Award to attend the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM. Congratulations, Jessica!
Former Handelsman Lab Postdoc Fabienne Wichmann is lead author on a paper co-authored by another former Handelsman Lab Postdoc Nikolina Udikovic Kolic, along with Prof. Handelsman and Prof. Andrew of UConn, titled “Diverse antibiotic resistance genes in dairy cow manure”. The paper is here and the press release is here.
The workshop led by Ashley Shade has been canceled, but the CT Symbiosis Conference is still on for Friday, April 25. More information about the conference can be found at symbiosis.commons.yale.edu
A manuscript written by K. Aleklett, M. Hart, and Handelsman Lab Postdoc Ashley Shade was accepted for publication by the NRC Research Press journal Botany. The title is “The microbial ecology of flowers: an emerging frontier in phyllosphere research”, and it’s online here. Congratulations, Ashley!
Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Grace Liu has been selected as one of four Edward A. Bouchet Fellows for the Yale Class of 2016. Congratulations, Grace!
Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Katherine McDaniel has been accepted into the Luce Scholars Program’s 2014-2015 cohort. Congratulations and all the best in your future travels, Katherine!
CST Evaluation Director Mark Graham and his colleagues received an NSF TUES grant for their project titled “Collaborative Research: Impact of the Summer Institutes on Faculty Teaching and Student Achievement”. The award totals over $2.8 million spanning 4 campuses (Yale, University of Colorado, Cornell, and UConn). Congratulations to Mark and everyone involved!
A manuscript written by former Handelsman Lab postdoc Jess Blum, current Handelsman Lab graduate students Caleb Fischer and Jessica Miles, and Jo Handelsman was published in mBio. The title is “Frequent replenishment sustains the beneficial microbiome of Drosophila melanogaster” and it’s online here.
Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Kira Garry has been featured in the Yale Daily News for her recent accomplishments on the Yale Cross Country Team. Kira recently “led the Bulldog pack, taking 13th place with a time of 17:56”. Earlier this month, Kira also “led the way for the Bulldogs” when she “finished in 25th place in the 142-woman field” with a time of 17:55. More here and here. Way to go, Kira! We look forward to reading and hearing more about the rest of your season.
A manuscript written by CST Evaluation Director Mark Graham et al. was published in Science. The title is “Increasing Persistence of College Students in STEM”, and it’s online here and was covered by Yale News here.
Postdoc Jesse Morin and her husband Will welcome a baby boy. Weighing in at 7 lbs 13 oz and 20 inches long, Logan Miles was born at 1:41 PM on September 2. Congratulations, Jesse and Will!
A manuscript written by Postdoc Ashley Shade et al. was accepted for publication by Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM). The title is “Streptomycin application has no detectable effect on bacterial community structure in apple orchard soil”, and it’s online early on the AEM website here.
Postdoc Ashley Shade and her husband Yann welcome a baby girl. Weighing in at 7 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long, Leona Rose was born around 7:30 AM on August 11. Congratulations, Ashley and Yann!
Postdoc Tiffany Tsang was featured in YaleNews for her hard work on the Small World Initiative. Congratulations for running such a successful workshop, Tiffany! Full article is here and more information about the Small World Initiative can be found here.
Former Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Yin Guan (daughter of current researcher Changhui Guan) has taken a teaching job for one year at the Kaohsiung American School in Kaohsiung Taiwan. She started on August 1. She will teach math and chemistry. We wish you all the best, Yin!
Corinne Moss-Racusin departs Handelsman Lab to become an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College. Congratulations Corinne, and best wishes to you and your husband!
Former Handelsman Lab Researcher Christine Mlot was published in Science on May 24, 2013. Her article “Are Isle Royale's Wolves Chasing Extinction?” can be accessed here. Congratulations, Christine!
June 10-14, 2013
Jessamina Blum departed Handelsman Lab in May to become the Managing Editor of CourseSource at the University of Minnesota. Congratulations Jess, and best wishes to you and your family!
Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Caleb Fischer will be presenting a poster at asm2013 and the poster was pre-selected as an "Outstanding Student Poster". Caleb Fischer, Jessica Miles, Jessamina Blum and Jo Handelsman are the authors on the poster. Congratulations, everyone!
Handelsman Lab Undergraduate Ashley Ferguson will officially be attending NYU School of Law in the fall on a full-tuition scholarship as an AnBryce Scholar. Congratulations, Ashley!
Former Handelsman Lab Postdoc Katie Lynn Mason is getting married to Captain Daniel Summers. The wedding takes place on April 20, 2013 in Plymouth, MI at the Inn at St. John's. Congratulations, Katie and Daniel! Katie is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Jessica Miles was selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Congratulations, Jessica!
Former Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Brad Borlee and his wife Grace welcome a baby girl. Weighing in at 7 lbs 1 oz, Madison Olivia Borlee was born at the end of January. Congratulations, Brad and Grace! Brad is currently an Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University.
June 2-9, 2012
November 21, 2011
Postdoc Jessamina Blum and her husband Craig welcome a baby girl. Weighing in at 6 lbs 9.5 oz and 29 3/4 inches long, Giada Elizabeth was born around 9:00 PM on November 21. Congratulations, Jess and Craig!