Appointment of the Chair of the Biological Sciences Tenure and Appointments Committee (May 25, 2021)

To: Ladder faculty and staff in the FAS Biological Science Departments and YSM Basic Science Departments
Cc: FAS Steering; FAS department chairs; FAS Dean’s Office; YSM leadership; Provost’s Office; President’s Office; Office of the Vice Provost for Research
 
Dear colleagues:

It gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Ron Breaker, Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as Chair of the Biological Sciences Tenure and Appointments Committee (TACBS), pending approval by the Yale Corporation. His term will be for three years, effective July 1, 2021. We are most grateful to Professor Breaker for accepting this important leadership position.
 
We also express our deepest thanks to Professor Paul Turner, Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and current chair of the committee, for his dedicated leadership during his term as chair.
 
We hope that you will join us in thanking Professors Breaker and Turner for their service to the committee and to the university.
 
With warmest wishes,

Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Nancy J. Brown
Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine
C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine