A professor and Andrew P. Somlyo Chair of molecular physiology and biological physics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine since 2007, Mark Yeager, MD, Ph.D., is a renowned figure in the fields of medicine and higher education. In addition to his role as a physiology and physics professor, Dr. Yeager is also a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the same university.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Yeager sought formal education at Yale University, first earning a Master of Philosophy in molecular biophysics in 1973, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in molecular biophysics in 1978 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1979. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology. Additionally, Dr. Yeager completed training in internal medicine and cardiology at Stanford Medicine.
A former fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Yeager has co-authored several articles in medical journals, including “Function and Dynamics of Macromolecular Complexes Explored by Integrative Structural and Computational Biology” in 2014, “Assembly and Architecture of HIV” in 2012, “The Lighter Side of a Sweet Reaction” in 2010, and “Binding of β(4)γ(5) by Adenosine A(1) and A(2A) Receptors Determined by Stable Isotope Labeling with Amino Acids in Cell Culture and Mass Spectrometry” in 2010.
The son of Glen and Dorothy Yeager and husband of Mary Roddy, Dr. Yeager enjoys going to the beach, swimming, running, skiing, listening to music, and playing guitar.