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New Haven, CT - Yale University

  • Luce Hall, 2nd floor common room 34 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

The Story Collider at Yale

Join us for a night of stories from Yale faculty and graduate students! 

This event is co-sponsored by the Provost's Office, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Women in Science at Yale

Reserve your FREE spot at this show below.

Stories by:

Adam Andis is a PhD student at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he uses population genetics and landscape ecology of vernal pool amphibians to understand ecological and evolutionary dynamics…or to put in more succinctly, he plays with frogs in the woods. In addition to frog-science, Andis also loves designated Wilderness. He was a founding board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and spends summers guiding wilderness expeditions in Alaska. He loves taking photos, too. You can check them out on Instagram @azandis


Sarah Demers is the Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics at Yale University.  She is a particle physicist and a member of the ATLAS and Mu2e Collaborations, studying fundamental particles and the forces with which they interact. Sarah graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in physics in 1999.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester as a member of the CDF Collaboration in 2005. She was a postdoc with Stanford's Linear Accelerator Center, based at CERN as a member of the ATLAS experiment before beginning her faculty position at Yale in 2009.  She has been recognized for her research with an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy and has won awards for teaching and service at Yale.

When she isn't doing physics she can be found spending time with her husband and two kids exploring in the woods behind their house, baking, reading and, recently, shoveling snow. 


Valerie Horsley received her undergraduate degree from Furman University and was awarded her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2003.  Her postdoctoral work in Elaine Fuchs laboratory at Rockefeller University explored the intrinsic factors in epithelial stem cells that control tissue homeostasis.  In 2009, she began her laboratory at Yale University in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  At Yale, her laboratory studies tissue organogenesis and homeostasis. Using epithelial tissues as a model system, her research program is defining how epithelial stem cells and stromal cells interact to regulate tissue regeneration. Dr. Horsley’s work has received several honors including a Pew Scholar award from the Pew family trust and the Maxine F. Singer ’57 Ph.D. Assistant Professor position at Yale. 

Dr. Horsley has several interests outside of the laboratory including supporting women in science, political activism, exercising and spending time with her husband, Matt and their two small children Avery (10) and Evelyn (5). 


Stephanie Loeb is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at Yale University. She came to Yale with the support of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Fellowship to study surface plasmon resonance and the photothermal properties of nanomaterials for solar water treatment. Prior to moving to the US, Stephanie completed an undergraduate degree in Physics and Nanoscience jointly with the University of Toronto and the National University of Singapore, as well as a Master's of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is an avid story listener, and first-time story teller. 


Frank A. Stabile is an evolutionary biologist in training at Yale University. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where he studies the evolution of feathers. In particular, he wants to understand how birds evolved to develop feathers and scales at the same time. Before Yale, Frank earned an undergraduate degree in biology at The College of New Jersey, where he spent several years in the woods catching birds to study feather replacement. He has several other interests that probably take up too much of his time, like history, politics, literature, and birding.

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