Nadya Dimitrova, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS): Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction; DNA Dynamics and Transcriptional Regulation; RNA Processing and Ribonucleoprotein Machines | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Epigenetics; Genetics and Genomics; Human Disease; Molecular Mechanisms; RNA Biology

Yale Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Faculty Research


Nadya Dimitrova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University. Her research focuses on the functional characterization of tumor suppressor and oncogenic long non-coding RNAs and their roles in the regulation of the cancer transcriptome. Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Nadya graduated with an Sc.B. in Biochemistry from Brown University in 2002. She joined the graduate program at The Rockefeller University and in 2009 received a Ph.D. for her work on the signaling and repair of dysfunctional telomeres in the laboratory of Dr. Titia de Lange. For her graduate work, Nadya was awarded the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. As a postdoctoral fellow, Nadya joined the laboratory of Dr. Tyler Jacks at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT where she developed genetic mouse models to study long non-coding RNAs in cancer biology. Nadya is the recipient of the HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship and the Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

Education & Training

PhD The Rockefeller University (2009)

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