Vasiliki Pelekanou, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Pathology: Rimm Lab


Dr Vasiliki Pelekanou received her MD (2004) and PhD (2008) from the University of Crete School of Medicine in Greece. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Institut Jules Bordet-Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She was then awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship (European Union) at University of Crete, School of Medicine. She is trained in Pathology and Cytopathology at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and University of Crete (Greece). She is board certified in Pathology. She is member of several international scientific associations and reviewer in 12 scientific journals. She holds 4 international patents. Her research is dedicated on cancer, with a special focus on breast cancer. Her main research interests are related to cancer biomarkers, tumor microenvironment, onco-immunology, extranuclear sex steroid receptors and growth factors. At present, she is appointed as Faculty (Associate Research Scientist), at the Pathology Department of Yale University School of Medicine. Her current research effort focuses on tumor immune landscape, with a special focus on tumor associated macrophages molecular signatures and their potential in combined conventional and immune-related cancer therapies. 

Scopus Author ID: 22938913900 

Education & Training

PhD University of Crete (2008)
MD University of Crete (2004)
Resident University Hospital Heraklion, University of Crete
Resident Institut Jules Bordet, Free University of Brussels
Postdoctoral Fellow Institut Jules Bordet, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Board Cerification Pathology
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow University of Crete

Honors & Recognition

  • Resident in Pathology AwardEuropean Society of Pathology (2012)

  • Marie Curie FellowshipEuropean Union-Marie Curie Grants (2012)

  • Top 5 abstract, Under 34 Competition14th World Congress of Gynaecological Endocrinology (2010)

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Contact Info

Vasiliki Pelekanou, MD, PhD
Office Location
Department of PathologyBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 112

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Rimm Lab