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Kaelyn Sumigray, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics; Co-Director, Yale Summer Enrichment Research Experience, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)

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Kaelyn Sumigray, PhD

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Biography

Kaelyn Sumigray earned her B.S. from Union College in 2006. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2011 from the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University. She was a postdoctoral fellow first at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from 2012-2013, where she was awarded an NIH Kirschstein postdoctoral fellowship, followed by a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University with Terry Lechler from 2013-2019, where she was awarded a Dermatology Foundation Research Grant. She joined the Yale faculty in 2019.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral associate
    Duke University (2019)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013)
  • PhD
    Duke University, Cell Biology (2011)
  • BS
    Union College, Biology (2006)

Activities

  • Collective cell migration of intestinal epithelium
    Hooksett, NH, United States 2024
    Gordon Research Conference, Cell Polarity Signaling
  • Fate and Form: Intestinal morphogenesis and cell fate specification
    Cancún, Q.R., Mexico 2024
    Fusion Conference, Intestinal Stem Cell-Niche interactions
  • Fate and Form: Intestinal morphogenesis and cell fate specification
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2024
    NIH, NHLBI
  • Fate and Form: Intestinal morphogenesis and cell fate specification
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY, United States 2023
    Cold Spring Harbor Mouse Development Course
  • Fate Specification of a Rare Intestinal Cell Type Implicated in Fluid Secretion
    Ventura, CA, United States 2022
    Gordon Research Conference; Epithelial Stem Cells and Niches
  • ROLES FOR MOUSE INTESTINAL STEM CELL NICHE MORPHOGENESIS IN PATTERN FORMATION
    Cancún, Q.R., Mexico 2022
    Fusion Conference; Intestinal stem cell-niche interactions in health and disease
  • Fate and Form: Key regulators of intestinal function in health and disease
    Virtual seminar for University of Toledo 2022
    University of Toledo
  • Fate and Form: Key regulators of intestinal function in health and disease
    Virtual seminar for FMI, Basel, Switzerland 2022
    Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
  • Fate and Form: Key regulators of intestinal function in health and disease
    Schenectady, NY, United States 2022
    Union College
  • Cellular Mechanisms of Mouse Intestinal Polyp Initiation
    Virtual annual meeting 2021
    ISSCR Annual Meeting
  • Finding and Starting a Lab at an R1 University
    Virtual meeting 2020
    ASCB Annual Meeting
  • Minor Tweak Major Impact
    Podcast 2020
    Minor Tweak, Major Impact podcast

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Chen Innovation AwardYale Stem Cell Center2022
Basic Research AwardDermatology Foundation2014

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Early Career Scientist Task Force; International Society for Stem Cell ResearchCommittee Member2023 - Present
Scientific Programming Committee; International Society for Stem Cell ResearchCommittee Member2023 - Present
Yale Cell Biology Department Qualifying Exam committee2 qualifying exam committees2023 - Present
Duke University Biology Department Qualifying Exam committee1 qualifying exam committee2023 - Present
Duke University Biology Department Thesis Committee1 thesis committee2023 - Present
ScienceReviewer2023 - Present
Early Career Scientist Committee; International Society for Stem Cell ResearchCommittee Member2022 - 2023
American Heart AssociationReviewer2022 - Present
Yale Summer Enrichment Research Experience (YSERE)Co-Director2022 - Present
Yale Stem Cell CenterAnnual Retreat organizer2022 - Present
eLifeReviewer2022 - Present
Journal of Clinical InvestigationReviewer2022 - Present
Society for Developmental BiologyMember2021 - Present
International Society for Stem Cell ResearchMember2021 - Present
American Gastroenterological AssociationMember2021 - Present
Yale Genetics Department postdoctoral mentoring programMentor to 2 Yale Genetics department postdocs2021 - Present
Trends in Cell BiologyReviewer2021 - Present
Nature Cell BiologyReviewer2021 - Present
K99 mentoring committee2 Yale Postdoc K99 mentoring committees2020 - Present
Yale Department of Genetics Thesis Committee5 thesis committees2020 - Present
Yale Cancer CenterMember2019 - Present
Yale Stem Cell CenterMember2019 - Present
Yale Genetics Department Qualifying Exam committees9 qualifying exam committees2019 - Present
Yale Genetics Department Mentoring CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
American Society for Cell Biology Regional Meeting: Triangle Cytoskeleton ConferenceCo-Founder2013 - 2015
American Society for Cell BiologyMember2009 - Present

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