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Elias Lolis, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology; Faculty Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; Director of Graduate Studies, Pharmacology

Contact Information

Elias Lolis, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Pharmacology

    PO Box 208066, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8066

    United States



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

  • Postdoc
    Rockefeller University (1991)
  • PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biochemistry/Chemistry (1989)
  • BA
    Columbia College (1984)


  • PhD reviewer
    Lausanne, Switzerland 2010
    Outside reviewer of two PhDs
  • Review of project program
    Dublin, Ireland 2006
    Site visit reviewer for the Scientific Foundation of Ireland

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Drug Discovery and Development AwardGlaxoSmithKline2002
Faculty Development Award in Pharmacology1993 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association1993
New Investigator AwardDonaghue Foundation1992

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 Section2009 - 2012
Co-Director, Bio-informatics Facility at Yale School of Medicine2006 - 2007
The Wellcome Trust, International and Cooperative Projects Study Section1999
Research Grant Council of Hong Kong1997 - 1999
Founder and Director, Macromolecular X-ray Facility at Yale University School of Medicine1996 - 2007

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