Joao Pedro Pereira, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Departments & Organizations


Rheumatic Diseases Research Core

Rheumatology, Allergy, & Clinical Immunology

Stem Cell Center, Yale

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. João P. Pereira is an associate professor of Immunobiology, member of the Yale Cancer Center and of the Yale Stem Cell Center.  He studied Microbiology at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (BSc, 1996), Biotechnology at DeMontfort University (MSc, 1997), and did PhD studies (Universidade do Porto, 2004) in Immunology at the Gulbenkian Institute (Oeiras) and the Pasteur Institute (Paris) mentored by Paulo Vieira. In 2005 Dr. Pereira joined the laboratory of Dr. Jason Cyster (UCSF) as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral fellow.  In the Cyster lab he studied mechanisms of B lymphocyte migration during development in primary lymphoid organs and during activation in secondary lymphoid organs. Dr. Pereira joined the department of Immunobiology at Yale University in 2010.

Education & Training

PhD University of Porto, Portugal (2004)
MS DeMontfort University (1997)
BSc Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Microbiology

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Joao Pedro Pereira, PhD
Lab Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S-520

New Haven, CT 06519
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ImmunobiologyThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06519

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