Bluma Lesch

Bluma Lesch

MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics

Contact Information

Bluma Lesch, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • 333 Cedar Street, SHM I-141A

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Bluma Lesch

Appointments

Biography

Bluma (Bibi) Lesch works on the genetics and epigenetics of reproduction and development, with a special interest in the evolution of epigenetic and chromatin states in mammals. Understanding the evolution of gene regulation in gametes requires integrating information across a wide range of biological scales, from the regulation of molecules to the development of individuals to the evolution of species. Dr. Lesch’s work brings together these divergent approaches to thinking about biology.

Dr. Lesch earned her B.S. from Yale University in 2003. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2010 from Rockefeller University and her M.D. in 2011 from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.  She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, MA, from 2011-2017, where she was awarded an NIH Kirschstein postdoctoral fellowship and also named a Hope Funds for Cancer Research postdoctoral fellow.  She received a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists in 2015, and returned to New Haven to join the Yale faculty in 2017.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University (2011)
  • PhD
    Rockefeller University (2010)
  • BS
    Yale University (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Searle Scholar2019
Kingsley FellowYale School of Medicine2017
Burroughs-Wellcome Career Award2015
Hope Funds for Cancer Research Fellow2013
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow2013

Departments & Organizations