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Yajaira Suarez, PhD

Deputy Chair of Comparative Medicine

Contact Information

Yajaira Suarez, PhD

Mailing Address

  • PO Box PO Box 208089

    10 Amistad Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8089

    United States



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

AwardAwarding Organization
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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