Lynn Cooley, PhD

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Animal Organogenesis

Cell Biology


Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cytoskeleton and Cell Morphogenesis | Developmental Biology | Genetics and Genomics

Office of Student Research

Signal Transduction

Stem Cells and Tissue Repair

Education & Training

PhD University of Texas (1984)
BA Connecticut College, Zoology (1976)
Postdoctoral Fellow Carnegie Institution

Honors & Recognition

  • MemberConnecticut Academy for Science and Engineering (2014)

  • FellowAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (2012)

  • Pew Scholar AwardPew Charitable Trusts (1991)

Professional Service

  • Member, Board of Directors Genetics Society of America (2013 - 2015)

  • Council Delegate American Association for the Advancement of Science (2010 - 2016)

  • 50th Annual Drosophila Research Conference Genetics Society of America (2009)

  • Fellowship Award Committee Member Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2008 - 2011)

  • NIH Dev1 Study Section NIH Dev1 Study Section (2007 - 2011)

  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Advisory Committee Yale University (2007)

  • Director, Medical Research Scholars Program Yale University (2006 - 2014)

  • Director, China Scholarship Council - Yale World Scholars Program Yale University (2006 - 2014)

  • Biological Sciences Advisory Committee Yale University (2005 - 2007)

  • President North American Drosophila Board of Directors (2004 - 2005)

  • Scientific Review Committee Donaghue Women's Health Investigator Program (2002)

  • Director, Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Yale University (2001 - 2014)

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Lynn Cooley, PhD
Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, I-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste Suite 329

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Department of GeneticsPO Box 208005
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

Cooley Lab