Jeffrey R. Bender MD

Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology; Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medical Group

Heart & Vascular Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital

LCME Medical Students Subcommittee

Office of Student ResearchNHLBI ProteomicsStem Cell Center, Yale: Tissue Specific Stem CellsCancer ImmunologyVascular Biology and Therapeutics ProgramImmunobiology: HTIInternal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Yale Cardiovascular Research Center; Diabetes Research CenterNIH T32 ProgramImmunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

Inflammatory, Immune, Metabolic and Hormonal Effects on the Endothelium more...


  • M.D., University of California/San Francisco, 1979

Selected Publications

  • Morrison AR, Yarovinsky TO, Young BD, Moraes F, Ross TD, Ceneri N, Zhang J, Zhuang ZW, Sinusas AJ, Pardi R, Schwartz MA, Simons M, Bender JR. Chemokine-coupled ß2 integrin-induced macrophage Rac2-Myosin IIA interaction regulates VEGF-A mRNA stability and arteriogenesis. J Exp Med. 2014 Sep 22;211(10):1957-68. doi: 10.1084/jem.20132130. PMID:25180062
  • Mehra VC, Jackson E, Zhang XM, Jiang XC, Dobrucki LW, Yu J, Bernatchez P, Sinusas AJ, Shulman GI, Sessa WC, Yarovinsky TO, Bender JR. Ceramide-activated phosphatase mediates fatty acid-induced endothelial VEGF resistance and impaired angiogenesis. Am J Pathol. 2014 May;184(5):1562-76. PMID: 24606881
  • Kim KH, Young BD, Bender JR. Endothelial estrogen receptor isoforms and cardiovascular disease. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2014 May 25;389(1-2):65-70. PMID: 24530925



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