Baserga Bio

Dr. Baserga is a Professor at Yale University with a primary appointment in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and joint appointments in the Departments of Genetics and Therapeutic Radiology. Dr. Baserga received a B.S. summa cum laude with Honors in Biology from Yale College in 1980 and an M.D. cum laude and Ph.D. (Human Genetics) from Yale in 1988. Dr. Baserga has a long-standing interest in fundamental aspects of ribosome biogenesis, the nucleolus, human diseases of making ribosomes (ribosomopathies), and on the impact of ribosome biogenesis on cell growth, cell division and cancer. She is committed to the education of the next generation of scientists and takes much pride in preparing them for positions in science-related fields. Dr. Baserga was Associate Director of the Yale MD/PhD program for 11 years, and is now the Program Director for the largest graduate student training grant at Yale University. She was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in 2012. In 2014 she won the Charles W. Bohmfalk Prize for teaching the basic science of biochemistry to medical students at the Yale School of Medicine. In 2016 she won the William C. Rose award from the ASBMB for scientific excellence and mentoring. Her laboratory website can be found at