Yulia Surovtseva, Ph.D.
Yulia Surovtseva, Ph.D. is the Director of the Biology team of YCMD. In her role, Yulia manages multiple cell-based assays, working on assay development and optimization, small molecule and siRNA screening, and imaging and image analysis. Yulia’s background includes extensive experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. After completing her PhD in biochemistry at Texas A&M University, Yulia pursued postdoctoral research at Yale University School of Medicine. Yulia’s postdoctoral research was supported by two highly competitive fellowships (NIH National Research Service Award and Yale University James Hudson Brown-Alexander Brown Coxe Fellowship). During her scientific education and career, Yulia effectively managed multiple scientific projects and made seminal contributions to the fields of telomere biology, DNA damage response, mitochondrial biology and gene expression regulation. Yulia is a recipient of several academic honors and awards, and an author of several articles published in influential peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Molecular Cell, PNAS and EMBO Journal. Yulia also mentored many undergraduate and junior graduate students, and she particularly values the educational component of YCMD’s mission.