Valerie Reinke, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Animal Organogenesis

Genetics: Reinke Lab

Office of Student Research

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Cell Symmetry

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics


Valerie Reinke attended University of Illinois, receiving her B.S. in Genetics in 1990. She then went to University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas for graduate work in the laboratory of Gigi Lozano. There she studied mechanisms of tumor suppression by the factor p53, and received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 1996. Valerie performed her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Stuart Kim at Stanford University in California, focusing on initiating genomic studies of a model organism, the nematode C. elegans. While there, she developed an interest in the role of gene expression in regulating C. elegans germline development. In 2000, she joined the faculty of the Department of Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine, and continues to apply genome-wide technologies to understanding gene regulatory mechanisms in the germ line.

Education & Training

PhD University of Texas (1996)

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Contact Info

Valerie Reinke, PhD
Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, I-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste 336C

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of GeneticsPO Box 208005
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

Reinke Lab