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April 2024

Happy birthday, Jan!

March 2024

Happy birthday, Priyanka!

February 2024

We welcome Hyeri to the lab!

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50 years of Yale Cell Biology!

50 years of Yale cell biology!  Our department maintains the slide collection of Nobel laureate, George Palade, who was the inaugural chair of the department in 1973. This “lantern slide” was used to teach Yale medical students. Check out the mitochondria that are wrapped with ER tubules.50 years of Yale cell biology!  Our department maintains the slide collection of Nobel laureate, George Palade, who was the inaugural chair of the department in 1973. This “lantern slide” was used to teach Yale medical students. Check out the mitochondria that are wrapped with ER tubules.

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October 2023

Jan, Yeongho and Priyanka taught molecular biology to high school science students at the Pathways to Science Festival

October 2023

Publications from the Bewersdorf and Burd labs get the top spots on the Journal of Cell biology web page!

October 2023

Congratulations to Yeongho on his Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Scholars Award, ‘Sphingomyelin-to-gamma- Secretase Molecular Interaction in Alzheimer’s Disease’

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July 2023

Congratulations to Chris for being named interim chair of the department.

July 2023

In July Chris participated in the Meeting in Cellular Membrane Dynamics held at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal for advanced graduate students. They are awesome!

August 2023

Happy birthday, Chris! (Thank you for the wonderful gifts).

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June 2023

Congratulations to Yeongho and Chris on the publication of their paper, “Lipid Sorting and Organelle Identity”, in Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology.

June 2023

Farewell to Charlotte Ford and her family, Tom and Teddy. You are missed!

June 2023

Happy birthday, Yeongho!

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March 2023

Happy birthday, Priyanka!

September 2022

Congratulations to Jan on the publication of his PhD thesis research in eLife: Pathogenic variants of sphingomyelin synthase SMS2 disrupt lipid landscapes in the secretory pathway.

August 2022

Congratulations to Charlotte on the publication of her paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell

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June 2022

We welcome Priyanka Sharma to the lab!

April 2022

Chris presented our work at the 2022 EMBO Workshop on Membrane Transporters as Essential Elements of Cellular Function and Homeostasis in Chanio, Greece.

June 2022

Charlotte served as co-Chair of the 2022 Gordon Research Seminar on Protein Processing, Trafficking and Secretion, held at Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire.

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April 2022

Yeongho was the moderator of the “Lipid Synthesis and Metabolism” session at the 2022 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Philadelphia.


Discussing new results with Yale colleagues, Shawn Ferguson and Karin Reinisch

July 2022

Chris served as Chair of the 2022 Gordon Research Conference on Lysosomes and Endocytosis, held at Proctor Academy, New Hampshire. Next to Chris are the 2024 and 2026 Chairs, Phyllis Hanson (University of Michigan) and Graça Raposo (Curie institute, Paris).

Discovery may help provide clues for fighting and treating HPV

August 16, 2018

Yale Cancer Center scientists have filled in a key gap in understanding the unusual route by which the Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects cells. Their findings, published online today in the journal Cell, may eventually help to broaden the scope of defenses against HPV and provide valuable clues for delivering drugs into cells.

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Four Yale faculty members named AAAS Fellows

November 27, 2018

Four Yale faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

The 416 members have been awarded this honor by the AAAS in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Christopher Burd gives guest lecture at Técnico Lisboa

July 9, 2018

On July 9, at 3:00 pm, professor Christopher Burd (Department of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine, YSM, New Haven, CT, Connecticut, USA) will give the lecture “Protein and Lipid Sorting in the Secretory Pathway”, under the partnership between Técnico and the US embassy in Portugal.


September 2023

Congratulations to Yeongho on the acceptance of his paper, “Cholesterol-dependent homeostatic regulation of very long chain sphingolipid synthesis”, by the Journal of Cell Biology. Thanks to collaborators Can Senkal and Grace Mavodza of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

June 2023

Yeongho attended the Molecular Membrane Biology Gordon Research Conference held in Andover, Massachusetts

July 2023

Jan and Chris attended the Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lipids Gordon Research Conference held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.


With the help of grant supplements from the NIH (thank you!), Chris and 4th floor colleague, Julia von Blume, now have a Nikon SoRa spinning disk confocal microscope with a live imaging chamber.

April 2023

Congratulations to Charlotte and Tom on the birth of their son, Theodore!

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