Themis Kyriakides PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and of Biomedical Engineering; Director Graduate Programs

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student Research

School of Engineering and Applied ScienceVascular Biology and Therapeutics ProgramPathology: Kyriakides Lab; ExPathNIH T32 Program

Research Interests

Angiogenesis; Extracellular matrix remodeling; Inflammation; Cell fusion; Wound healing; Foreign body response; Gene delivery; Biomaterials


  • Ph.D., Washington State University , 1993

Selected Publication

  • Malik AF, Hoque R, Ouyang X, Ghani A, Hong E, Khan K, Moore LB, Ng G, Munro F, Flavell RA, Shi Y, Kyriakides TR, Mehal WZ. Inflammasome components Asc and caspase-1 mediate biomaterial-induced inflammation and foreign body response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 108(50):20095-100.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Organizer of Vascular Matrix Biology and Engineering NAVBO workshop (2009, 2011).
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