Lloyd Cantley, MD and Eugene Shapiro, MD serve as co-directors for YCCI’s educational program. Drs. Cantley and Shapiro have broad oversight of the program, overseeing the mentoring program and the Scholar selection process.
Lloyd Cantley, MD
Lloyd Cantley, M.D., is C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and professor of cellular and molecular physiology; and vice chair for research in the Department of Internal Medicine. He is an outstanding basic scientist, whose research focuses on kidney epithelial cell development and repair; changes that occur during tubule formation; and the role of the innate immune response to kidney injury. He is also an exceptional mentor who has trained over 30 graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory as well as numerous undergraduate students.
Eugene Shapiro, MD
Dr. Shapiro is an experienced clinical epidemiologist in pediatric infectious diseases with a special interest in vaccines and Lyme disease. He is director of the YCCI Junior Faculty Scholars program, Deputy Director of Yale’s Ph.D. Program in Investigative Medicine (for which he is also a member of a number of thesis committees) and directs full semester courses about how to write grants as well as how to design and analyze clinical and translational studies. Dr. Shapiro has mentored numerous fellows and junior faculty members, most of whom are now members of ladder faculty at leading academic institutions and have received NIH grant support for their research studies. He also directs the Yale Pediatric Faculty Scholar Program, which provides small competitive grants to Pediatric faculty to encourage scholarly studies in clinical, translational and educational research. Dr. Shapiro’s plans to expand his efforts in his leadership role of YCCI’s educational programs include serving as site PI for a randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of an intervention to improve mentoring for K scholars.