Yulia Surovtseva, Ph.D.
Yulia Surovtseva, Ph.D. is the Director of the Yale Center for Molecular Discovery. Yulia has an extensive background in molecular biology and biochemistry and over 10 years of experience leading efforts in high throughput assay design, optimization and screening. Yulia received a B.S. in Medical Biology from the Novosibirsk State University and Ph.D in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University. 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’s postdoctoral research was supported by two highly competitive fellowships. She is also a recipient of several academic honors and awards, and an author of over 35 articles published in influential peer-reviewed scientific journals.
As the YCMD Director, Yulia supervises a highly trained team and manages multiple programs in the areas of genomic and small molecule screening, target validation and molecule discovery. In addition to supporting basic scientific projects, Yulia is passionate about translating academic research and supporting preclinical proof-of-concept biotechnology programs. Yulia’s work is interdisciplinary and highly collaborative, including multiple collaborations with Yale laboratories representing over 20 University departments each year, as well as external groups. Yulia is also responsible for managing YCMD operations, staffing, teaching and outreach activities, infrastructure maintenance and new technology evaluation.