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Wendell Gray Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology

Section Chief, Otolaryngology

Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program

Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Research Interests

DNA Damage; Head and Neck Neoplasms; NF-kappa B; Tumor Suppressor Proteins; Human Papillomavirus DNA Tests; Diseases

Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC is the Section Chief of Otolaryngology Department of Surgery, Director of the Head & Neck Disease Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Co-Director of the Molecular Virology Program in the Yale Cancer Center.


Dr. Yarbrough was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also attended medical school and completed residency and fellowship. He joins Yale from Vanderbilt University where he was the Co-Leader of the Thoracic and Head and...

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Gary Bellinger

Lab Manager, Research Associate I-MS

Research Interests

Autoimmune Diseases; Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases; Surgical Procedures, Operative; Therapeutics; Male Urogenital Diseases

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Natalia Issaeva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Surgery Department

Research Interests

DNA Repair; DNA Replication; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Oncogenes; Otolaryngology; Genes, Tumor Suppressor; Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; Human papillomavirus 11

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Sergey Ivanov, PhD

Research Scientist in Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic; Neoplasms by Site; Otolaryngology; Stem Cells; Receptor, trkC; Carcinogenesis; Diseases; Chemicals and Drugs

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Alla Ivanova, PhD

Research Scientist in Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Research Interests

Aging; Immune System; Mitochondria; Neoplasms by Site; Otolaryngology; Radiation, Ionizing; Autoimmunity; Oxidative Stress; Hearing Loss

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James Wamsley, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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