Robert Bazell is adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. Before his arrival at Yale in 2013 he served for 38 years as chief science and health correspondent for NBC News. In that capacity he earned many awards including five Emmys, the Peabody Award and the DuPont Columbia . He has also written extensively for many peer reviewed and general interest publications and websites. He authored a best selling book called “Her-2: the making of of a revolutionary treatment for breast cancer” which was adapted as a TV film At Yale in the CTL and the CST before it, he has set up a series of programs to train post-docs and graduate students in science to communicate more effectively with the public. He also teaches regularly in Yale College and the School of Public Health. Bazell has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and a graduate degree in immunology from the University of California, Berkeley.