Project-Based Learning

 Sheila Umlauf at the Fall 2015 Yale Employee Milestone Tree Planting Ceremony)Projects in the Center are conducted by teams typically pairing a staff member with an individual from the investigator’s laboratory (often a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow). This partnership combines the deep biological insight of the investigator with the broad drug development expertise of Center staff.

To learn more about YCMD, or discuss a specific idea or a project, we are happy to give a presentation in your laboratory.  The content of each talk will be customized to your specific needs and will include general YCMD capabilities, or specific biology and/or chemistry services  relevant to your project. 

Please contact or any of our staff members with your request for a presentation. 

We’ve noticed that you have timely needs for relevant, hands-on training in the areas of enzymatic assays and cell-based assays.  We’ll schedule a time for you to visit the Center, often shadowing us while we are conducting similar projects, to build confidence in the skills you need to further your research.  For Image Analysis, we can come to your laboratory to work with you and teach pipeline creation in the freeware program CellProfiler. 

Please contact with your request for training.                  

All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. -John W. Gardner 
(Image: Sheila Umlauf at the Fall 2015 Yale Employee Milestone Tree Planting Ceremony)