Science for the win: Scholarly excellence continues to define Yale’s West Campus

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Throughout the last year the role and importance of science has emerged more irrefutable than ever, and against this unique backdrop we express our pride in the unbowed progress of our Yale West Campus community: in the scholarly achievements of our faculty and students listed below, and in the dedication of all the staff who have kept our campus moving forward.

Following his award of the Franco-American Chemistry Prize from the French and American Chemical Societies, in 2020 Bob Crabtree joined fellow Energy Sciences Institute faculty member Hailiang Wang and YCMD Executive Director Craig Crews on the recently announced list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics. Yansheng Liu, faculty member at Yale’s Cancer Biology Institute, has received a 2021 Research Award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. At the Systems Biology Institute (SBI), faculty member Hoy Shen receives the Lois E. and Franklin H. Top Jr., Yale Scholar Award from Yale School of Medicine. In the same lab, postgraduate researcher Richard Szeligowski received an Honorable Mention from the NSF for his proposal on the electrophysiological dimensions of amphibian gill morphology. Also at the SBI in the Lab of Sidi Chen, fifth-year MD-PhD student Ryan Chow has been selected from a pool of 2,445 scholars to receive a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The fellows are immigrants and US-born children of immigrants who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field.  Following in the footsteps of a number of past West Campus awardees, Nikhil Malvankar has received the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award. Also at the Malvankar Lab at the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, MB&B major Ronald Hood has been awarded the prestigious national Goldwater Scholarship, and Catharine Shipps has been awarded the 2021 Annie Le Fellowship, presented to students who have demonstrated leadership or service to the Yale and New Haven community. Staying with the MSI, our congratulations to Hatzios Lab member Anna Seminara on being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support her work on microbial redox biology.

Our warmest congratulations to all the West Campus scholars who received recent awards! Look for more soon at