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Lecture and Reception with Lynn Cooley, PhD, Dean of Yale GSAS

Join Yale alumni in the Bay Area for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and an engaging talk by the dean of the Graduate School on her area of biological research.


Date:               Monday, March 30 

Time:              6:30 – 8:30 pm

Place:              David Brower Center

                        2150 Allston WayBerkeley

Transport:       For parking and public transit advice, click here


Event:             Reception and Faculty Talk

                        (drinks and hors d’oeuvres / no cost to attendees)


Speaker:          Lynn Cooley

                        C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics

                        Dean of the Graduate School

Her term began on July 1, 2014


Title:                How the special biology of germline cells optimizes fertility


Note:               This talk can be enjoyed by scientists and non-scientists alike.


Timing:           Dean Cooley’s talk will begin at 7:30 pm.


RSVP by March 27 jessica.rostow@yale.edu / 203-432-1949


Lynn Cooley is the C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University.  She received her B.A. from Connecticut College in 1976, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1984 for research carried out with Sterling Professor Dieter Söll in Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.

Her current research focuses on the development of female gametes, or eggs, in Drosophila, especially on two key aspects of egg development during oogenesis: the role of intercellular bridges called ring canals in developing egg chambers, and the regulation of oocyte growth. Cellular mechanisms used to control oocyte development in Drosophila are directly relevant to female fertility in other animals, including humans.

Cooley is currently serving on the board of directors of the Genetics Society of America and as a council delegate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has been recognized with a Pew Scholar Award from the Pew Charitable Trusts, is a member of the Connecticut Academy for Science and Engineering, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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