Departments & Organizations
Discovery to Cure Internship
Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Development; Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience; Neurophysiology
Elizabeth Jonas received training in Neurology and Internal Medicine. She developed an interest in Neuroscience while studying as a medical student with Dr. Rodolfo Llinas at N.Y.U. and at the Marine Biological Laboratory. With Dr. Llinas she developed an interest in calcium control of synaptic transmission. She pursued this interest as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard Kaczmarek, Yale Pharmacology. She studied an intracellular calcium store necessary for secretion of reproductive hormones in the bag cell neurons of Aplysia californica. While studying these questions, Dr. Jonas developed a technique for recording from ion channels on intracellular membranes and has used this and other techniques to study mitochondria. Mitochondria are necessary for life and death of neurons and other cells. Regulation of mitochondrial metabolism is also key to energy efficiency in the nervous system. Dr. Jonas is now studying the role of mitochondria and energy efficiency in neurodegenerative disease states and in learning and memory formation in healthy brain.
Education & Training
|MD||New York University (1986)|
|BA||Yale University (1982)|
|Board Certification||AB of Internal Medicine (2002)|