Alumni Notes and Books Published

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Alumni Notes

Catherine Deibel '08 PhD Physics

| Catherine Deibel was named 2024 LSU Mid-Career Rainmaker in STEM. The “Rainmakers” honor is given to professors who stand out for their ability to secure external research funding, publish in prominent journals and for gaining national as well as international recognition for their work.

Tina Post '18 PhD, American Studies and African American Studies

| Tina Post, current Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago, has won the 2023 National Book Critics Award for Criticism for her book Deadpan: The Aesthetics of Inexpression (NYU Press, 2023).

Kingson Lin '22 PhD Chemistry

| Kingson Lin ’22 Ph.D., was recently named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for his role in developing potential new ways to selectively treat deadly, drug-resistant brain cancers. In 2021, he cofounded Modifi Biosciences along with Prof. Seth Herzon and Dr. Ranjit Bindra as a way to develop those treatments into drugs and bring them to market. The company has raised $12 million in funding from investors so far.

Denise Lim '14 MA African Studies, '20 PhD Sociology

| Denise Lim, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Black Material and Visual Culture, wins National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. As she was finishing her M.A. in African Studies and getting ready to pursue her Ph.D. in Sociology at Yale, she began to develop an interest in modern and contemporary South African art.

Margaret Mayer '16 MPH, '19 PhD Public Health

| YSPH alumna Margaret Mayer embraces challenge of grant management at the National Cancer Institute

Courtney J. Martin ’09 PhD

| Courtney Martin, who has led the Yale Center for British Art since 2019, has accepted a new appointment as executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Martin will continue in her Yale role until June 30, 2024.

Marian Chertow '81, '00 PhD

| Professor Chertow has been names a Donaldson Fellow by Yale School of Management. The Donaldson Fellows Program honors alumni from all sectors and across the globe who share a dedication to solving complex problems and pursuing positive change in the world.

Alison (Locke) Perchuk '09 PhD Art History

| On March 16, Perchuk will receive the 2024 Karen Gould Prize in Art History from the Medieval Academy of America, recognizing her recent book, "The Medieval Monastery of Saint Elijah: A History in Paint and Stone" (Brepols 2021) as the best book in medieval art history published that year.

Wendy S. Garrett, '94 BS, '01 PhD Cell Biology, '02 MD

| The American Society for Clinical Investigation has recognized Wendy S. Garrett, MD, PhD, as the recipient of the inaugural ASCI/Marian W. Ropes, MD, Award, for her scientific contributions to the understanding of diseases related to perturbations in the balance between the immune system and microbiome.

Mike Amezcua '11 PhD American Studies

| Mike Amezcua '11 PhD was honored with the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society for American City & Regional Planning History for his book "Making Mexican Chicago"

Books Published by Alums

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Ellen Langer '74 PhD Psychology

Jennifer Bryson '90 MA History, '00 PhD Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations