April 2015

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.”