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Luisa Escobar-Hoyos, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Contact Information

Luisa Escobar-Hoyos, MSc, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Therapeutic Radiology

    15 York Street PO Box 208040

    New Haven, CT 06513

    United States



Dr. Escobar-Hoyos obtained her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. As a Fulbright Scholar, she pursued a Ph.D. in Cancer Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at Stony Brook University mentored by Dr. Kenneth Shroyer. She then completed her postdoctoral training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center co-mentored by Drs. Steven Leach and Omar Abdel-Wahab. In 2020, Dr. Escobar-Hoyos joined the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale as an Assistant Professor.

The overarching goal of Dr. Escobar-Hoyos' lab is to cure pancreatic and lung cancers. Specifically, the team seeks to understand and target somatic mutations, and aberrant RNA processing in these tumors to develop of novel therapies.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Stony Brook University (2015)
  • MSc
    Universidad del valle (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation AwardDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation2023
Career Development Award to Further Diversity, Equity, and InclusionAmerican Association for Cancer Research2022

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