STARS Monthly Faculty Student Dinner Series

Traditionally the STARS Programs do not support students during their sophomore year. Many STARS Summer students stated that after an exciting summer of research, sophomore year was a “letdown” without any STARS component to engage their scientific curiosities. To remedy this problem, Dean Chang initiated a monthly faculty-student dinner series where a distinguished group of women and URM Yale scientists ate dinner in the Ezra Stiles Fellows Lounge with a small group of STARS students. Faculty gave a talk on his/her scientific journey, adversities overcame, and current research projects. The students loved hearing these personal stories and many made individual connections with these faculty members. The list of current and past speakers is below:

Marvin Chun, PhD

Paul Tipton, PhD

Meg Urry, PhD

Ellen Foxman, MD/PhD

Paul Turner, PhD

Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD/PhD

Marla Geha, PhD

David Schatz, MD/PhD