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Dimitra P. Vageli, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Surgery (Otolaryngology)


Dimitra P. Vageli, PhD, is an Associate Research Scientist in Surgery Otolaryngology, Yale School of Medicine, experienced in molecular oncology, molecular pathology and cancer biology. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Section of Biology and Diploma Thesis in Biochemistry, from University of Patras, Greece. After her graduation she received a Post-graduate Scholarship, from National Centre of Science Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece and subsequently her Ph.D Degree in Molecular Oncology, Medical School of Crete, and University of Crete, Greece. In parallel to her research she has contributed to education, through teaching in Medical School and School of Health Professions of Thessaly, Greece and writing educational books-monographs. From 2013 she joined to the Yale Surgery Otolaryngology research program and her mentor Dr. Clarence T. Sasaki inspired her to explore the etiopathogenetic mechanism of laryngopharyngeal cancer. Currently, her research interest is the role of laryngopharyngeal reflux in laryngopharyngeal carcinogenesis, via NF-κB.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Crete (1998)

Honors & Recognition

Ohse Research Award2015
Ohse Research Award2014

Departments & Organizations