Lab News

Nov 22, 2021

Join us for Tyler's thesis defense, Monday 11/22/21 at 2pm over Zoom!

Thesis Defense: Tyler Rice will be presenting "Immune Activation by Novel Allobaculum Species Reveals Reciprocal Epistasis Among Human Gut Commensals".

Join us for Tyler's thesis defense, Monday 11/22/21 at 2pm over Zoom!

Nov 18, 2021

Join us for Haiwei Chen, PhD's 'Research in Progress', Thursday 11/18/21 at 10:30am over Zoom!

Haiwei will be presenting “Functional Profiling of Human & Microbiome Metabolites” as part of the IBIO Post-Doc RIP Series.

Join us for Haiwei Chen, PhD's 'Research in Progress', Thursday 11/18/21 at 10:30am over Zoom!

Oct 4, 2021

Dr. Nan Ring, MD joins the lab as a Clinical Fellow!

Dr. Nan Ring, MD is a dermatologist in New Haven, CT. She currently practices at Yale New Haven Hospital and has joined our lab to continue her research on the skin microbiome.

Dr. Nan Ring, MD joins the lab as a Clinical Fellow!

Aug 15, 2021

Hailey Brown, PhD, joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher!

Hailey Brown joins us from the University of Chicago where she studied duodenal influence on endocrine pancreatic immunity.

Hailey Brown, PhD, joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher!

Jan 13, 2021

Varnica Khetrapal, PhD, joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher!

Varnica is a microbiologist with experience in microbial pathogenesis, bacterial genetics, and genetic engineering. She earned her PhD from National University of Singapore, and has recently moved to the northern hemisphere. She is interested in understanding bacterial genes involved in host-microbe interactions. When not in the lab, she loves traveling and exploring the world.

Varnica Khetrapal, PhD, joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher!

Sep 20, 2020

Yale teams get multi-million-dollar awards to study biology of Parkinson’s

Find Bill Hathaway's full article here: https://news.yale.edu/2020/09/16/yale-teams-get-multi-million-dollar-awards-study-biology-parkinsons

Two Yale research teams will each receive approximately $9 million in grants from the Aligning Sciences Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative to study the underlying biology of Parkinson’s disease... A second Yale team led by David Hafler... will investigate whether the progression of Parkinson’s disease pathology in the brain is initiated by an autoimmune process triggered by the gut microbiome. The research, part of the Center for Neuroinflammation at Yale, will leverage long-standing collaborations with researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute to produce an unprecedented map of the neuro-immune-gut interactions, with the goal of identifying new treatments for the disease... Other Yale members of the Hafler team are Le Zhang, assistant professor of neurology; Sreeganga Chandra, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience; Rui Chang, assistant professor of neuroscience; Noah Palm, assistant professor of immunobiology; Brian Koo and Jesse Cedarbaum, members of the clinical Department of Neurology; and David van Dijk, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Genetics.

Yale teams get multi-million-dollar awards to study biology of Parkinson’s

Aug 11, 2020

Second-year MD-PhD student, Anchi Wu, joins the lab!

Anchi is originally from the Bay Area and graduated from Duke with a BSE in biomedical engineering. She is interested in the connection between the gut microbiome and the development of chronic diseases. In her spare time, she likes cooking, hiking, and watching cartoons.
Anchi's Yale profile is available to view here: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/anchi_wu/

Second-year MD-PhD student, Anchi Wu, joins the lab!

Aug 11, 2020

MD-PhD Candidate, Jordan Valdez, joins the lab!

Jordan Valdez an MD-PhD candidate and is interested in the bioactive metabolites produced by gut microbiota, using mouse models, GPCR activation assays, 16S sequencing, etc. to elucidate these host-microbe relationships. Jordan's ResearchGate can be viewed here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jordan-Valdez-2

MD-PhD Candidate, Jordan Valdez, joins the lab!

Mar 24, 2020

First-year PhD candidate, Jason Bishai, joins our lab!

Computational biologist, Jason Bishai, has recently joined our lab and will be co-mentored by Dr. David van Dijk and Dr. Noah Palm while pursuing his PhD in Microbiology.
More information on the van Dijk's lab is available here: https://www.vandijklab.org/

First-year PhD candidate, Jason Bishai, joins our lab!

Feb 17, 2020

Join Us for Nicole's Research in Progress!

"Decoding Host-Microbe Interactions in the Gut" - 3rd year PhD student, Nicole Sonnert, is presenting her research on Monday, Feb. 17th as a part of the Microbiology department's weekly "RIP" series.

Join Us for Nicole's Research in Progress!

Feb 14, 2020

Join Us for Connor's Research in Progress!

Co-mentored with Dr. Noah Palm and Dr. Aaron Ring, 5th year PhD student Connor Rosen will be sharing his research on Host-Microbe Interactions. You can find a Pre-Lights interview in which Connor explains his work here: https://prelights.biologists.com/news/meet-the-prelighters-an-interview-with-connor-rosen/

Join Us for Connor's Research in Progress!

Feb 7, 2020

Mytien Nguyen Among 2020 Ciencia Fellows

Our very own MD-PhD student, Mytien Nguyen, is one of 40 students nationwide to earn this fellowship!

“The Yale Ciencia Academy complements traditional graduate training with access to a diverse network of peers, role models and advisors”, said Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, Principal Investigator and Director of the YCA. “The goal is to help students gain clarity in their academic and professional goals and become the scientists they want to be. We are excited about the talent and promise among this new class of YCA fellows.”

Find the full article here: https://medicine.yale.edu/immuno/news-article/22597/

Mytien Nguyen Among 2020 Ciencia Fellows

Dec 10, 2019

Join us for Tyler's Research in Progress on 12/12/2019!

Join us as our 5th year PhD student Tyler Rice presents his research with commensal bacteria and IgA. His published work can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tyler-Rice-4

Join us for Tyler's Research in Progress on 12/12/2019!