Yajaira Suarez, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Comparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM)

Pathology: Experimental Pathology Graduate Program

Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Obesity Research Working Group

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Cooperative Research


Yajaira studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University Autonoma of Madrid (1995). She did her PhD with Miguel Angel Lasuncion at the Hospital Ramón y Cajal and the University Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) (1996-2001). Yajaira also did two post-docs. The first one with Alberto Muñoz at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas "Alberto Sols" and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) (2002-2005) and the second one with Jordan Pober and Bill Sessa at Yale University School of Medicine (2005-2009). In 2009, she was recruited as Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at New York University School of Medicine and then promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology in 2010. Yajaira is currently an Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine (2013- ).

Education & Training

PhD Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain (2001)
BS Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain (1995)
Post. Doc. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Post. Doc. Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Werner Risau New Investigator Award in Vascular BiologyAmerican Heart Association- Journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

  • Fellowship-Grant Award, CNIC P3+3 programme for Post-doctoral Careers in Biomedicine.Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III, Spain

  • Kingsley Award in Medical Research

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Contact Info

Yajaira Suarez, PhD
Mailing Address
Comparative MedicinePO Box PO Box 208089
10 Amistad Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8089