Elizabeth A Jonas, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Neurobiology

Departments & Organizations

Discovery to Cure Internship

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Internal Medicine: Endocrinology: Fellowship Training

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Development; Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience; Neurophysiology


Elizabeth Jonas received training in Neurology and Internal Medicine. She developed an interest in Neuroscience while studying as a medical student with Dr. Rodolfo Llinas at N.Y.U. and at the Marine Biological Laboratory. With Dr. Llinas she developed an interest in calcium control of synaptic transmission. She pursued this interest as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard Kaczmarek, Yale Pharmacology. She studied an intracellular calcium store necessary for secretion of reproductive hormones in the bag cell neurons of Aplysia californica. While studying these questions, Dr. Jonas developed a technique for recording from ion channels on intracellular membranes and has used this and other techniques to study mitochondria. Mitochondria are necessary for life and death of neurons and other cells. Regulation of mitochondrial metabolism is also key to energy efficiency in the nervous system. Dr. Jonas is now studying the role of mitochondria and energy efficiency in neurodegenerative disease states and in learning and memory formation in healthy brain.

Education & Training

MD New York University (1986)
BA Yale University (1982)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2002)

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Contact Info

Elizabeth A Jonas, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
PO Box 208020
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056

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