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photo Yvonne S. Eisele, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology


Phone: 412-383-4438

Office: 562 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-383-4438
Fax: 412-383-9055
Administrative Assistant:
Kathy Brickett
Address: 571.1 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-383-4416
Fax: 412-383-9055
Education and Training
PhD, University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2010
M.S., University of Oldenburg, Germany, 2004
B.S., University of Oldenburg, Germany, 2002
Postdoctoral Associate, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, 2013
Project Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Tuebingen, Germany, 2010
Research Interest
The Eisele lab focuses on age-related amyloid diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis. We have made seminal contributions to the characterization of protein aggregates that cause these diseases using a wide range of biochemical, molecular, and cell biological methods. By delineating the molecular mechanism of these diseases, we identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets. The Eisele lab collaborates closely with the clinical team, and is dedicated to translating basic research findings into benefits for patients.
Educational Interest
Throughout her career, Dr. Eisele has mentored many undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to highly successful careers in science. She is actively involved in courses and seminars at the University of Pittsburgh, and enjoys helping her mentees develop their full potential in cutting edge science.
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Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Advancing our understanding of oligomer toxicity in age-related amyloid disorders
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R00 AG050764
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2021
Notable Achievements
HVI VMI Innovator Award (Eisele and Soman), 2018
Poster Prize XVth International Symposium on Amyloidosis, 2016
K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellowship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), 2014
Young Investigator Award from the Association of German Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers and Physicians, 2013
HIH Research Prize, 2011