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Susan J Baserga, MD, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, of Genetics and of Therapeutic Radiology

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Douglas E Befroy, DPhil

Visiting Research Scientist in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Research Scientist in Medicine (Endocrinology)

Dr. Befroy obtained a BA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford where a research project, investigating ion uptake in plants, stimulated his interest in biological Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). He remained at Oxford, for post-graduate study, and received a D.Phil in Biochemistry/Physiology. His doctoral thesis studied the application of MRS to investigate physiological events during cardiac ischemia. Doug joined Dr. Gerald Shulman’s lab as a post-doctoral fellow, in 2000,...

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Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

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Anton M. Bennett, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Comparative Medicine

Co-Director, Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

Director, BBS Minority Affairs

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Clifford W Bogue, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

Interim Chair, Pediatrics

Interim Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Chief Medical Officer, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Clifford W. Bogue, MD, a pediatric critical care specialist, is Professor and Interim Chair of Pediatrics, where he has been on the faculty since 1993. In 2014, he was also named the inaugural Chief Medical Officer of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, where he provides strategic and operational leadership for the Children’s Hospital’s clinical delivery systems. Dr. Bogue received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. He was a resident and chief resident...

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James Lorenzen Boyer, MD

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Emeritus Director, Yale Liver Center

Dr. James L. Boyer is the Ensign Professor of Medicine and Emeritus Director of the Liver Center at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Haverford College (1958) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1962). From 1982 until 1996 he directed a combined Digestive Disease Section in the Department of Medicine. He was the founding Director of the NIDDK funded Liver Center at Yale since 1984. and former Director of the NIEHS Center for Membrane Toxicity Studies at...

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Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

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Shi-Ying Cai, DSc

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Michael J Caplan, PhD, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and Professor of Cell Biology

Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Michael J. Caplan received his bachelors degree from Harvard University and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1987. He joined Yale's Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology as a faculty member in 1988, and is currently the C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Cell Biology.

He has received fellowships from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation for Science and Engineering, and a National Young Investigator...

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Sonia Caprio, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

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Nancy Carrasco, MD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Nancy Carrasco received her M.D. and Masters in Biochemistry degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and did her postdoctoral training at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology. She joined the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as a faculty member in 1987 and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Yale School of Medicine in 2011.

She is the recipient of the Pew Award in the Biomedical Sciences, the Arnold and...

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Surjit Kaur Chandhoke

Lecturer in and Associate Research Scientist in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Post Doctoral Fellow

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Ying Chen, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Ying Chen has a broad background in environmental genetics and molecular toxicology, with specific training and expertise in redox biology, oxidative stress related disease and transgenic animal models of glutathione (GSH) deficiency. Her research in the past over ten years has focused on understanding the mechanistic roles of GSH redox homeostasis in human disease conditions related to environmental (including dietary) exposures. Other ongoing research projects in the Vasiliou lab include...

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Yung-Chi Cheng, PhD

Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology

Chairman, Consortium for the Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM)

The Cheng laboratory studies the action of antiviral drugs against HBV, HIV, EBV, and HCV, as well as the discovery of antivirals with unique mode of action against those viruses.

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Chuhan Chung, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

I am a clinician-scientist with an interest in the matricellular proteins, PEDF and TSP-1, which are best known as inhibitors of angiogenesis. The recent identification of PEDF as the cause of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Type VI has clarified PEDF biology. Specifically, the phenotypes associated with high PEDF conditions (metabolic syndrome, adiposity) and null PEDF states (OI Type VI) indicate that PEDF functions to regulate mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) lineage specification. Based on these...

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Peter Cresswell, PhD, FRS

Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology

Dr. Cresswell is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology and Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

He received his B.S. degree in chemistry, his M.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K., and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and immunology from London University. His postdoctoral training was completed at Harvard University with Jack Strominger.

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Barbara E Ehrlich, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Udeme D Ekong, MBBS, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Professional Education

MPH: Northwestern University, (2011)
MBBS: Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (1992)
Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago, Transplant Hepatology (2003)
Fellowship: Columbia University, New York, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2000)
Residency: Lincoln Hospital, New York, Pediatrics (1998)
Residency: Birmingham Children's Hospital, United Kingdom, Pediatrics (1996)
Residency: Bedford Hospital, United Kingdom, Pediatrics (1995)
Internship: University of Ghana Teaching...

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Sukru H. Emre, MD

Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics

Dr. Emre received his medical degree from the University of Istanbul where he also completed a residency in general surgery. His clinical post-doctoral training includes completion of a hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at the University of Istanbul and a transplant fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He also completed two transplantation research fellowships, one at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and another at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He holds a...

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Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology

Carlos studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. From 1999 to 2004, he performed his PhD with Prof. Miguel Angel Lasuncion at Hospital Ramon y Cajal (Madrid). He did his postdoctoral training with Prof. William Sessa at Yale University (2005-2009). Then, Carlos started his laboratory in the Department of Medicine at NYU. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Comparative Medicine Department and a Member of the Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program

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Erol Fikrig, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Section Chief, Infectious Diseases

My laboratory investigates vector-borne diseases. Studies are directed toward understanding Lyme disease, Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, and West Nile virus. Efforts on Lyme disease include exploring immunity to Borrelia burgdorferi, selective B. burgdorferi gene expression in vivo, and the immunobiology of Lyme arthritis. Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis is caused by a newly described pathogen, transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks, that persists within neutrophils. We are investigating the...

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Karin Elisabeth Finberg, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Karin Finberg received her B.S., M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale. Her Ph.D. dissertation with Dr. Richard Lifton in the Department of Genetics focused on the genetic basis of an autosomal recessive disorder of systemic pH homeostasis, distal renal tubular acidosis with sensorineural deafness. After graduating from Yale, Karin completed residency training in Clinical Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and clinical fellowship training in the Harvard Medical School Molecular Genetic...

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Romina Fiorotto, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Richard A Flavell, PhD, FRS

Sterling Professor of Immunobiology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Flavell is Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his B.Sc. (Honors) in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1970 in biochemistry from the University of Hull, England, and performed postdoctoral work in Amsterdam (1970-72) with Piet Borst and in Zurich (1972-73) with Charles Weissmann. Before accepting his current position in 1988, Dr. Flavell was first Assistant Professor (equivalent) at the University...

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Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Section Chief of Rheumatology, CT Veterans Administration Medical Center

Dr. Fraenkel’s research interests lie in applying scientifically rigorous approaches to better understand and improve both patient and physician decision making. Her efforts have resulted in a series of papers describing the use and value of conjoint analysis to ascertain patient treatment preferences across a range of sociodemographic groups and diseases, and customization of the original software program to improve use with patients. Dr. Fraenkel’s work has also led to new insights into...

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Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Chief, Digestive Diseases, VA-CT Healthcare System

Director, Clinical and Translational Core, Yale Liver Center

Program Director, VA-CT Hepatitis C Resource Center

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Alan Garen, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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John P Geibel, DSc, MD, AGAF

Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Vice Chair, Surgery

Director, Surgical Research

American Gastroenterological Association Fellow

John Geibel is Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine and Director of Surgical Research and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. His early research training was in Innsbruck Austria where he worked in the Physiology Department and investigated renal physiology on the isolated perfused tubule model. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physiology, an MD and DSc degree as well as a Master’s of Science, and a Master’s of Arts Degree. He has...

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Jeff Geschwind, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Chairman, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Dr. Jean-Francois (Jeff) Geschwind is the Chairman and Chief of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Geschwind’s clinical expertise focuses on treating hepatic cancer and other malignancies. He is considered a key opinion leader in the field of liver cancer.

A native of France, Dr. Geschwind received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1991. He performed his residency training as a research scholar (sponsored by the...

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Fred Gorelick, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Cell Biology

Deputy Director, Yale M.D., Ph.D. Program

After completing medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Missouri, Dr. Gorelick trained at Yale in Gastroenterology. After his clinical training, he began basic science training with Dr. James Jamieson at Yale. During that period he described calcium-calmodulin dependent protein kinase II and subsequently worked with Dr. Paul Greengard (Rockefeller University) to examine the enzyme's mechanism of activation, a response critical to neuronal memory.

His later work has...

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Robert Heimer, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Director, Emerging Infections Program

Dr. Heimer's major research efforts include scientific investigation of the mortality and morbidity associated with injection drug use. Areas of investigation include syringe exchange programs, virus survival in syringes, hepatitis B vaccination, hepatitis C transmission risks, overdose prevention and resuscitation, and pharmacological treatment of opiate addiction. His research combines laboratory, operational, behavioral, and structural analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention...

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Rafaz Hoque, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Our laboratory investigates innate immune contribution to liver and pancreatic injury with a focus on immunomodulatory therapies with clinical translational potential.

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Karl L. Insogna, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Director, Yale Bone Center

Ensign Professor of Medicine without Term, Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine

Attending Physician (Internal Medicine), Yale-New Haven Hospital

Dr. Karl Insogna is a tenured Professor at Yale and an internationally recognized expert in the field of metabolic bone disease. He has published widely on the topic in the field's leading scientific journals and is quoted often in the lay press, in addition to frequently appearing on radio and television. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was a member of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference, which established new recommendations...

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Yasuko Iwakiri, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Richard Glenn Kibbey, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Dr. Kibbey obtained his undergraduate degrees in music (B.A.) and an honors degree in biochemistry (B.S.) at Trinity University in San Antonio in 1991. He then obtained his combined M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2000. His Ph.D. was in Cellular and Molecular Biophysics and involved determining the NMR structure of peptides from the LDL receptor under his mentors Drs. R.G.W. Anderson and L. Gierasch. Subsequently, he went to Yale University in where he...

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Steven H Kleinstein, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Dr. Steven Kleinstein received a B.A.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, and a member of the Interdepartmental Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Human Translational Immunology Program. While formally trained in Computer Science, Dr. Kleinstein has been working on applications in...

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Jonathan Koff, MD

Associate Professor Term

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

Dr. Koff received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Brown University. He then completed fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). This included research in the Cardiovascular Research Institute in the laboratory of his mentor, Jay A. Nadel, M.D., and dedicated fellowship training in adult cystic...

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Michael J Kozal, MD

Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

Chief Section of Infectious Diseases VA CT Healthcare System

Director Yale HIV Clinical Trials

Acting Chief, Medical Service VACHS & Vice Chair, VA Medical Service for the Yale Dept. of Internal Medicine

Dr. Kozal is a translational researcher who has focused his research career on three areas: 1) investigating the genetic determinants of HIV and HCV drug resistance, 2) the development of new molecular methods to detect viral mutations, and 3) HIV and HCV clinical trials involving new drugs and diagnostic technology. Dr. Kozal is an expert in microarray and deep sequencing technology receiving patents for his work in genotyping. Dr. Kozal directs the Yale HIV Clinical Trials Group and has more...

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Sanjay Kulkarni, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Medicine (Nephrology)

Director, Center for Living Organ Donors

Scientific Director, Yale Transplant Research Unit

Surgical Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Dr. Kulkarni is a multi-organ transplant surgeon and the Director of the Kidney and Pancreas transplant program at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. The clinical program has been the largest program in New England since 2008, in terms of new patients listed, number of living donor transplants and the total number of kidney transplants performed. Clinical higlights of the program include an accelerated work-up and listing process (AJKD 2012;60(2):288, Healthgrades Award for overall...

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Loren Laine, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Hochang B. Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

Chief, Psychological Medicine Section

Director, Psychological Medicine Research Center

Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale and is the founding Director of Yale Psychological Medicine Service that oversees all consultative and collaborative psychiatry programs both at the York Street Campus and the St. Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lee is board-certified in psychiatry with added specialization in psychosomatic medicine. He clinical interest is in late-life neuropsychiatric syndromes related to various medico-surgical conditions. His primary...

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Joseph K Lim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Director, Yale Viral Hepatitis Program

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Brett David Lindenbach, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Dr. Lindenbach received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied the replication of RNA viruses. He completed postdoctoral studies with Dr. Paul Ahlquist at the HHMI/University of Wisconsin and with Dr. Charlie Rice at The Rockefeller University, where he developed the first robust cell culture model of hepatitis C virus. Dr. Lindenbach has been a member of the Yale faculty since 2006.

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Ivan Lomakin, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Associate Research Scientist

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Jun Lu, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

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Arya Mani, MD, FACC, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Genetics

Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Director, Cardiovascular Module

My laboratory’s major focus is the identification of genetic causes of major cardiovascular disorders and the elucidation of their pathophysiology. Through collaborative efforts with physicians and scientist across the world we have recruited large populations of patients and families with early onset coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome and have successfully mapped and identified number of genes for these diseases. An ongoing effort in the laboratory is to understand the function of...

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Diane McMahon-Pratt, PhD

Professor of Microbial Diseases

The research in Professor McMahon-Pratt's laboratory is concerned with the parasitic protozoan, Leishmania, which causes a spectrum of diseases known as leishmaniasis. The laboratory is interested in understanding the immune effector mechanisms in the mammalian host that are involved in the control of infection and/or pathogenesis, with the aim to developing a vaccine against leishmaniasis. The laboratory has defined target vaccine candidate molecules and is collaborating with the University of...

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Ruslan M Medzhitov, PhD

David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Medzhitov was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and earned a B.S. at Tashkent State University before going on to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Moscow University in 1990. He performed his postdoctoral studies with the late Charles A. Janeway Jr. at Yale University Medical School.

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Wajahat Zafar Mehal, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Director of Yale Weight Loss Program

* B.A., University of Oxford, 1986
* B.M., University of Oxford, 1988
* M.D., University of Oxford, 1990
* Ph.D.,University of Oxford, 1993

* Transplant Hepatologist
* Director Yale Fibrosis Program
* Director HCV-SCAN at West Haven Medical center

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Pramod Kumar Mistry, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Director of Yale Lysosomal Disease Center and Gaucher Disease Treatment Center

I was born in Kenya and grew up in England. At College I majored in Biochemistry and for my PhD project, I focused on effects of dietary cholesterol on LDL receptor activity in healthy individuals. I was deeply inspired by the research from Brown and Goldstein lab, that set me on path to a career as a physician/scientist doing translational research. My clinical, research and educational activities center around inherited metabolic liver diseases and in particular on Gaucher disease. Yale has...

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Mark S Mooseker, PhD

Ross Granville Harrison Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Cell Biology

and Pathlogy

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Michael Harris Nathanson, MD, PhD

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and Professor of Cell Biology

Section Chief, Digestive Diseases

Director, Yale Liver Center

Director, Center for Cell and Molecular Imaging

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Chirag R Parikh, MD, PhD, FACP

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Director, Program of Applied Translational Research

Dr. Parikh is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Program of Applied Translational Research in the Department of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also a Professor in the Clinical Epidemiology Research Center at the VA Connecticut Health Care System.

Dr. Parikh received his MD from Mumbai, India in 1996. His post-graduate training involves Residency in Internal Medicine at Nassau University and SUNY in Stony Brook, NY, and Fellowship in Nephrology and...

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In-Hyun Park, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Associate Professor in the Child Study Center

Yale Stem Cell Center

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Kitt Falk Petersen, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor (Adjunct) Aarhus University, Denmark

Honorary Professor of Medicine and Clinical Physiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Deputy Director of Section for Metabolic Imaging and Liver Metabolism, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Petersen is Professor of Internal Medicine (endocrinology/metabolism) at Yale University School of Medicine and Professor (Adjunct) of Health Sciences at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Dr. Petersen graduated from N. Zahle’s Gymnasieskole (majors: maths & physics) in Copenhagen and received her MD from the University of Copenhagen (1985). She did her clinical training at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen, Denmark) followed by the prestigious scholar and fellowships: Kandidatstipendium and a...

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Petr Protiva, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Adjunct Faculty at Breslow Lab, Rockefeller University, New York, NY

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Anna Marie Pyle

William Edward Gilbert Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry

Director, Division of Biological Sciences

Anna Marie Pyle is the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry at Yale University.She has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator since 1997.Dr. Pyle obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Princeton University and received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1990, where she worked with Professor Jacqueline K. Barton. Dr. Pyle was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Thomas Cech at...

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Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics

Dr. Rodriguez-Davalos received his medical degree from Anahuac University and graduated with honors from the National University of Mexico in 1996. During medical school, Dr. Rodriguez-Davalos took part in the William J. Harrington Latin American Training Program at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He also completed a year of research in Portal Hypertension and Hepatobiliary Surgery at INNSZ, which is part of National Institutes of Health System in Mexico.

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James E Rothman, PhD

Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry

Chairman, Department of Cell Biology

Director, Nanobiology Institute

Professor James Rothman, the Wallace Professor of the Biomedical Sciences at Yale University, is one of the world's most distinguished biochemists and cell biologists. He is Chairman of the Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Biology and is the Director and founder of the Nanobiology Institute on Yale’s new West Campus. Rothman graduated from Yale College (1971) where he studied physics. He received his Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry from Harvard (1976) and was a student at...

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W. Mark Saltzman

Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Chemical Engineering

Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

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Varman T. Samuel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Section Chief, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Michael Schilsky, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Surgery (Transplant)

Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplant at Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center

Michael Schilsky, MD, became medical director of liver transplantation at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2007, with appointments in medicine and surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schilsky received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in gastroenterology and research training in liver diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include...

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William C. Sessa, PhD

Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Vice Chairman, Pharmacology

Director, Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program

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Robert Stanley Sherwin, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Section Chief, Endocrinology

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences

Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Robert S. Sherwin. MD is the C.N.H. Professor of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1967. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (N Y), he moved to the National Institutes of Health to undertake a fellowship in metabolism and diabetes. In 1972 Dr Sherwin moved to Yale University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow and was...

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Gerald I Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE

George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center

Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Physiological Chemistry at Yale University, where he serves as Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center and Director of the Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans for the first...

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Stefan Somlo, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Genetics

Chief, Section of Nephrology

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Carol J Soroka, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Technical Director, Liver Center Morphology Core

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Carlo Spirli, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Mario Strazzabosco, MD, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Director, Transplant Hepatology

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Tamar Hamosh Taddei, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Dr. Taddei received her medical doctorate from Georgetown University where she stayed to complete her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency. She completed her gastroenterology/hepatology training at Yale University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases. Her clinical interests include benign and malignant neoplasms of the liver and general and transplant hepatology. She directs the Liver Cancer Teams and Tumor Boards at Smilow...

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Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Vasilis Vasiliou, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He received his BSc in Chemistry (1983) and PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology (1988) from the University of Ioannina, Greece. He then trained in gene-environment interactions, molecular toxicology and pharmacogenetics at the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (1991-1995). In 1996, he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado School of...

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Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD

Instructor in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Silvia received her M.D. from the University of Porto, Portugal, and performed her Ph.D. research studies in HBV immunopathogenesis at University of California San Francisco. She completed her internship at University of Minnesota and her Internal Medicine residency and Digestive Diseases fellowship at Yale University, under the Physician-Scientist Pathway. Silvia's research focus is to use genetic and genomic techniques to determine the molecular basis of various human liver diseases of...

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Narendra Wajapeyee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

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Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR, FISMRM, FSCBT/MR

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Vice Chair for Strategic Planning and Innovation

Director, Medical Imaging

Chief, Body Imaging Section

Chief, MRI Service

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and New York University School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI, Breast MRI, and MRA. Yale has been his home since 2002.
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Qin Yan, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Dr. Qin Yan (严钦)received his B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. After his Ph.D. training on regulation of transcription and ubiquitination with Drs. Joan and Ronald Conaway at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Stowers Institute for Medical Research, he completed his postdoctoral training on cancer biology with HHMI Investigator Dr. William Kaelin at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. As an Associate Professor of Pathology at...

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Xiaoyong Yang, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Mario Chojkier, University of California San Diego

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David Assis
Lisa Mjung Chung
Maria Ciarleglio
Carol Eggers
Brinda Emu
Brett Fortune
Roberto Groszmann
Dhanpat Jain
Yong Kong
Hochang Lee
Annmarie Liapakis
Ananth Meena
Al Mennone
Kisha Mitchell
Armando Munoz-Abraham
Rosa Munoz-Xicola
Jeffrey Pollack
Marie Robert
Randolph De la Rosa Rodriguez
Brian West
Kenneth Williams
Hongyu Zhao

2015 Pilot Project Recipients

Choukri Ben Mamoun
Ying Chen
Romina Fiorotto
Silvia Vilarinho