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An epidemiologist’s best weapon: math

An epidemiologist’s best weapon: math

Two philanthropists support math modeling in public health research

As a high school student Alison P. Galvani, Ph.D., wrote a letter to the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. She told him she enjoyed his book The Blind Watchmaker, but took issue with his point that speciation—the evolutionary process through which new species form—can occur only gradually. In his reply Dawkins praised her argument and encouraged her to apply to the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Galvani heeded this advice, and earned her bachelor’s degree in...

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A new leader and a boost in funding for Yale neuroscience

A foundation’s gift paves the road for future scientists

The living human brain is a puzzle to scientists, in part because its inner workings are so hard to observe. Wendy Xiao, a student in the medical school’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)—known on campus as the M.D./Ph.D. Program—is helping to lift the veil with research that maps activity in the brain as it forms a conscious experience. She is also the inaugural recipient of a fellowship award established...

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A new leader and a boost in funding for Yale neuroscience

A new leader and a boost in funding for Yale neuroscience

Pietro De Camilli, M.D., the John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience, professor of cell biology, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been named chair of the Department of Neuroscience and director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale. His...

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