Nadia Ayala-Lopez, PhD, MLS

Postdoctoral Associate


Dr. Nadia Ayala-Lopez is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Laboratory Medicine in the Yale School of Medicine. She earned a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University, where as a National Institute of Health Pre-Doctoral Fellow, she studied the role of adipose tissue in blood vessel function. She is certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and served as a medical laboratory scientist at the University of Washington. Dr. Ayala-Lopez's current research at Yale University is on RNA modifications in acute megakaryoblastic leukemia. Besides research, she is active in the postdoctoral community and serves as Chair for the Yale Postdoctoral Association.

Education & Training

PhD Michigan State University, Pharmacology and Toxicology (2016)
BS University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator AwardAcademy Of Clinical Laboratory Physicians And Scientists (2018)

  • Immunohematology/Transfusion Medicine Research NRSA Fellowship (T32)National Institutes of Health (2017)

  • Daniel T. O’Connor Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (2016)

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA (F31)National Institutes of Health (2015)

  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program ScholarshipNational Institute of General Medical Sciences (2015)

  • Integrative Pharmacological Sciences Training Fellowship (T32)National Institutes of Health (2014)

Professional Service

  • Yale Postdoctoral Association (2018 - Present) Chairperson

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Nadia Ayala-Lopez, PhD, MLS

Krause Lab