First Fridays Series: “Finding God at Yale”
Faculty from the various graduate and professional schools share from their own faith journey and how their faith has affected their work and life here at Yale.
Our final First Friday featuring Dr. Fred Sigworth,
a recent inductee into the National Academy of Sciences
Light dinner provided.
Dr. Sigworth is a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Fred Sigworth studied applied physics at Caltech and was a graduate student at Yale, working in the neuroscience laboratory of Charles F. Stevens. He received the PhD in physiology from Yale in 1979 and was a postdoc in the laboratory of Erwin Neher in Göttingen, Germany where he was a co-developer of patch-clamp techniques for single-channel electrophysiology. He returned to Yale as a faculty member at Yale in 1984. His current research is in the structural biology of ion-channel proteins, making use of novel cryo-EM methods.
“How do I see the scientific enterprise? An old book puts it this way: one generation commends God’s works to another. It is a great privilege to unravel the workings of ion channels, and to pass on the excitement about these molecular machines to students, colleagues and anyone else who will listen!” — Dr. Sigworth