Category Archives: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

This has actually solidified my career path



Through the COVID Conversations series, YJBM is preserving the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on graduate, medical, and professional students the world over. This series aims to share these stories in a way that underscores the unique humanity and shared experiences of graduate, medical, and professional students. Our ultimate hope is that in doing so, this series will culture a deeper sense of community.

Graduate school has a way of throwing curve balls at students, however, few students expect to completely change their research project entirely — especially during a pandemic. Mary Petrone, a PhD student in the Lab of Dr. Nathan Grubaugh at the Yale School of Public Health, did exactly that. In this conversation with Brian Thompson, a fellow PhD student at the Yale School of Public Health, she discusses the COVID-19 Pandemic and the implications that it has for her PhD research and career trajectory.


Death: Science @ Brewery



YJBM and Yale Science Diplomats (YSD) present a podcast version of our recent Science @ Brewery live event inspired by the December 2019 issue of the YJBM on the topic of Death. Hear from our speakers, Emma Carley, Elizabeth Nand, Michael Bond, and Amanda Leiss speak about cell death, poisons, scientists who died as a result of their scientific investigations, and forensic anthropology. For more information on YJBM and our podcast, please visit medicine.yale.edu/yjbm. For more information on YSD, please visit their website, sciencediplomats.sites.yale.edu , or check them out on Facebook. Special thanks to Amanda Leiss and Hannah Weinberg-Wolf of YSD for coordinating the live version of this event.


Immortality – YJBM December 2019 Death Issue



For this episode of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast, Carrie Ann & Kelsie discuss immortality, or rather, the best examples of pseudo-immortality found in the animal kingdom. For more information about YJBM or to read our latest issue on Death (Dec 2019), visit medicine.yale.edu/yjbm.


YJBM Special Episode: 50WomenAtYale150 – Episode 1



In this episode, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast hosts Huaqi and Felicia interview Dr. Lisa Sanders on her career as a woman in STEM and her non-traditional journey from journalism to medicine. Dr. Lisa Sanders is an Associate Professor in General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and writer of the popular Diagnosis column for the New York Times.


Refugee Health – Special Episode



For this special episode of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast, Kartiga & Wei host Dr. Camille Brown and Dr. Aniyizhai Annamalai. Dr. Camille Brown is the director of the Yale Pediatric Refugee Clinic & Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Aniyizhai Annamalai is the director of the Yale Adult Refugee Clinic, as well as Associate Professor of Psychiatry. We discuss the mental and physical health of resettled refugee populations, in addition to ways of addressing refugee health disparities and delivering culturally appropriate care. For more information about YJBM or to read our latest issues, visit medicine.yale.edu/yjbm.


Organelles: Episode II



The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Podcast hosts Kelsie, Emma, and Wes interview Dr. Megan King and Dr. Patrick Lusk from Yale’s Cell Biology and Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology departments. Listen as we discuss their research on the nucleus and their favorite organelles!
Twitter handles:
Dr. Lusk: @plusk4u
and Dr. King: @LuskingL
Wes Lewis: @ai_weslewis


Organelles: Episode I



As you may have heard, mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! This is a phrase commonly mentioned in introductory biology textbooks and reiterated throughout our lives in an effort to prove that we do, in fact, remember something from high school biology. The first published manuscript to announce this was written by Dr. Philip Siekevitz and published in the Scientific American in 1957. It’s a short review with multiple images taken an electron microscope to confirm Dr. Siekevitz statement that the mitochondria’s form mirrors its function. However, research on mitochondria began almost exactly a century before this powerhouse statement was made…


Self Education – Science @ Brewery



YJBM and the Yale Science Diplomats (YSD) present a podcast version of our recent Science @ Brewery live event. For
more information on YJBM and our podcast, please visit medicine.yale.edu/yjbm. For
more information on YSD, please visit their website, https://sciencediplomats.sites.yale.edu/,
or check them out on Facebook.

Sources:
Emma
-Investigation of fungi circadian rhythms in space: Sulzman FM, et al. Neurospora circadian rhythms in space: a reexamination of the endogenous-exogenous question. Science. 1984 Jul 13;225:232-4
-A 2008 interview with Michel Siffre: http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/30/foer.php
Ellen
– Hadza chronotype study: Samson DR, et al. Chronotype variation drives night-time sentinel-like behaviour in hunter-gatherers. Proc Biol Sci. 2017;284(1858):20170967. doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0967
– Chronotype GWAS: Jones, S. E., et al. (2019). “Genome-wide association analyses of chronotype in 697,828 individuals provides insights into circadian rhythms.” Nat Commun 10(1): 343.
Carrie
– General thoughts on why we sleep and the 4 hypotheses from: Siegel, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2009; Russel Foster, TED Global. 2013; Matthew Walker. Why We Sleep. 2017.
– Definition of sleep from: Rasch and Born, Physiol Rev. 2013
– Jellyfish study: Nath et al., 2017, Current Biology 27, 2984–2990
– Human asymmetrical sleep study: Tamaki et. al, Current Biology, 2016.
Elizabeth
– NPR “The Haunting Effects of Going Days Without Sleep”
– Coren S. “Sleep Deprivation, Psychosis, and Mental Efficiency.” (1998) Psychiatric Times, 15:3
– Everson CA, Bergmann BM, & Rechtschaffen A. “Sleep Deprivation in the Rat: II. Methodology.” (1989) Sleep. 12(1):5-12.
– Everson CA, Bergmann BM, & Rechtschaffen A. “Sleep Deprivation in the Rat: III. Total Sleep Deprivation.” (1989) Sleep. 12(1):13-21
– helathysleep.med.harvard.edu
– Fitzgerald, CT et al. “Teen sleep and suicidality: results from the youth risk behavior surveys of 2007 and 2009.” Journal of clinical sleep medicine: JCSM: official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine vol. 7,4 (2011): 351-6. doi:10.5664/JCSM.1188
– Beccuti, G, & Pannain, S. (2011). Sleep and obesity. Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care, 14(4), 402–412. doi:10.1097/MCO.0b013e3283479109
– Bryant et al. (2004). “Sick and tired: Does sleep have a vital role in the immune system?” Nat Rev Immunol. 4(6):457-67. doi:10.1038/nri1369
http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/consequences/sleep-and-disease-risk
– Perils et al. (2016) “Suicide and sleep: Is it a bad thing to be awake when reason sleeps?” Sleep Med Rev. 29:101-7. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2015.10.003
– Llorens, et al. (2017) “Fatal Familial Insomnia: Clinical Aspects and Molecular Alterations.” Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 17(4):30. doi:10.1007/s11910-017-0743-0
– The Better Sleep Council


Self Education – Special Episode



YJBM editors Kartiga and Huaqi interview Dr. Robert Hahn, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about self-motivated education. For more information about YJBM or to read our latest issues, visit medicine.yale.edu/yjbm


Clocks and Cycles Episode 2



In the second episode for YJBM’s Clocks and Cycles Issue, Huaqi and Wei interview Xiaoyong Yang, an expert on the interactions between the circadian clock and metabolism. For more information about YJBM or to read the Clocks and Cycles issue, visit medicine.yale.edu/yjbm