Elizabeth Watson
Staff Reporter
Elizabeth Watson currently serves as a Science & Technology Editor for the News. She previously covered breakthrough research as a staff writer and illustrates for various sections. Elizabeth is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College planning to major in science and the humanities.
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Yale professor appointed to inaugural position in physics and astronomy department

Priyamvada Natarajan, chair of Yale’s Astronomy Department, has been named the Joseph S. and Sophia S. Fruton professor of astronomy and professor of physics.  Natarajan’s […]

Blurbs: What are WKNDers’ songs of the summer?

Did you spend your summer reevaluating one of the closest and most formative relationships you’ve ever had in your life? No? Don’t fret! My August […]

Yale doctoral students tie in first 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Kimmy Cushman GRD ’23 and Diondra Dilworth GRD ’24 were the first prize recipients in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ 3-Minute Thesis Competition.

Yale assistant professor Dylan Gee receives Early-Career in Affective Science Award

Yale assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry Dylan Gee was the recipient of a SAS 2022 Early-Career in Affective Science Award for her work studying the link between childhood adversity and mental health outcomes.

Emerging biotechnology could lead to a new frontier in medical treatments

A Yale-led study has developed a type of biotechnology that could revolutionize the process of genetic engineering.

Yale-led study analyzes origins of oxidation states in powerful volcanoes

A collaborative, international study led by Yale researchers studied the process of how magmatic arcs become oxidized, citing sediment layers of subducted oceanic plates as a possible explanation.

Soundtracks Shaping Lives

Mars Adams: The first time I heard “Boys Will Be Bugs”, I was seventeen years old, listening to Spotify on shuffle in the dead of […]

Yale study details method to increase accuracy and safety of CRISPR gene editing

The Glazer Lab at Yale has published a study discussing the possibility of increasing the accuracy and safety of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing through the use of peptide nucleic acids.

Collaborative study of ancient DNA unearths patterns of life in the Stone Age

A new study involving genomic sequencing from ancient DNA has provided insights into the interactions between ancient foragers of Africa prior to practices of farming and herding animals.

Yale study identifies potential target genes to develop therapeutic treatments for heart defect

A team of Yale researchers, led by Jui Dave and Daniel Greif, has identified potential therapeutic targets for combating the effects of supravalvular aortic stenosis.

Yale researcher receives grant to study effects of ketamine in individuals with epilepsy

Assistant professor Sarah Fineberg has received a grant from the Yale Swebilius Pilot Research Program in Epilepsy to study ketamine and its potential therapeutic effects.