Elias Lolis, PhD, BA

Professor of Pharmacology; Director of Graduate Studies

Departments & Organizations

Pharmacology: Lolis Lab | Primary Faculty

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS) | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Cooperative Research


Elias Lolis received his PhD in 1989 from MIT in Chemistry/Biochemistry studying the three-dimensional structure and mechanism of triosephosphate isomerase. He was a postdoctoral associate at the Laboratory of Medical Biochemistry at Rockefeller University studying the functional interaction between advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and the immune system. He joined the Yale faculty in 1991 as an Assistant Professor focusing on the structure, mechanism, and inhibition of chemokines, macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), and their receptors. He has received a

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Faculty Development Award in Basic Pharmacology, the Donaghue Young Investigator Award, and the GlaxoWellcome Award in Drug Discovery.

Education & Training

PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biochemistry/Chemistry (1989)
BA Columbia College (1984)
Postdoc Rockefeller University

Honors & Recognition

  • Drug Discovery and Development AwardGlaxoSmithKline (2002)

  • Faculty Development Award in Pharmacology1993 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (1993)

  • New Investigator AwardDonaghue Foundation (1992)

Professional Service

  • “External Experts Committee” to evaluate the research/education of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, (2012)

  • NIH Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes Study Section (2009 - 2012)

  • Co-Director, Bio-informatics Facility at Yale School of Medicine (2006 - 2007)

  • The Wellcome Trust, International and Cooperative Projects Study Section (1999)

  • Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (1997 - 1999)

  • Founder and Director, Macromolecular X-ray Facility at Yale University School of Medicine (1996 - 2007)


  • PhD reviewer Lausanne, Switzerland (2010 - 2010)

    Outside reviewer of two PhDs

  • Review of project program Dublin, Ireland (2006 - 2006)

    Site visit reviewer for the Scientific Foundation of Ireland

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Contact Info

Elias Lolis, PhD, BA
Mailing Address
PharmacologyPO Box 208066
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8066

Lolis Lab