Elizabeth A Jonas MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Neurobiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiologyInternal Medicine: Endocrinology: Fellowship TrainingDiscovery to Cure Internship

Research Interests

Mitochondrial ion channel; Regulation of apoptosis; Control of the strength of synaptic transmission in the nervous system more...


  • B.A., Yale University, 1982
  • M.D., New York University, 1986

Selected Publications

  • Miyawaki, T, Mashiko, T, Ofengeim, D, Flannery RJ, Noh K-M, Fujisawa, S, Bonanni, L., Bennett, MVL, Zukin R.S, Jonas, EA. Ischemic preconditioning blocks BAD translocation, Bcl-xL cleavage, and large channel activity in mitochondria of postischemic hippocampal neurons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 105(12):4892-7 (2008).
  • Hickman, J.A., Hardwick, J. M., Kaczmarek, L.K. and Jonas, E.A. Bcl-xL inhibitor ABT-737 reveals a dual role for Bcl-xL in synaptic transmission. J. Neurophysiol., 99, 1515-1522 (2008).
  • Li, H, Jones, A, Chen, Y, Sanger, R, Collis, L., Flannery, R., McNay, E.C., Yu, T., Schwarzenbacher, R., Bossy, B., Bossy-Wetzel, E., Bennett, M.V.L., Pypaert, M., Hickman, J.A., Smith, P. J., Hardwick, JM and Jonas, E.A. The anti-apoptotic protein BCL-xL drives synaptogenesis in cultured hippocampal neurons Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 2169-2174 (2008).



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