Elizabeth Morse Luoma, PhD

Assistant Director, Women's Health Research

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Elizabeth Morse Luoma, PhD

Mailing Address

  • 135 College Street - Suite 220

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Elizabeth Morse Luoma
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Dr. Elizabeth Morse Luoma is Assistant Director of Women's Health Research at Yale (WHRY). She works closely with the center director, Dr. Carolyn Mazure, to coordinate and implement the center’s scientific, research and educational outreach aims. 

Dr. Luoma previously worked at Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, where since 2015 she served as the STEM Education Program Director, training faculty and future faculty in the latest and most effective methods of evidence-based instruction. Before then, she worked at the center as a McDougal Teaching Fellow and a Coordinator of the teaching fellows. 

She received her A.B. summa cum laude with honors in biology from the College of the Holy Cross. After graduation, she worked as a researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston before completing her Ph.D. in cell biology at Yale, studying cell adhesion in the Calderwood lab. 

Outside of work, Dr. Luoma has served as a mentor for Women in Science at Yale and the Global STEM Alliance’s 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program. She has also volunteered with the New Haven Family Science Nights Program and New Haven Science Fair Program. She is a fellow and undergraduate advisor in Silliman College at Yale, an instructor for Yale’s Pathways to Science Course for local high school students, and served on the advisory board for CourseSource, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of college biology teaching resources. 

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University, Cell Biology (2015)
  • MPhil
    Yale University, Cell Biology (2012)
  • AB
    College of the Holy Cross, Biology (2009)