Kristine E. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor, Cancer Biology and Genetics


Salcantay Peak, Andes

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

460 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Office 1006; Lab 1040
Phone (614) 688-2106
Fax (614) 688-4994

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1993 BS Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2000 PhD Biology, Salk Institute and University of California, San Diego


Kristine grew up in the sunny south of Florida and is still not used to snowy northern winters. She earned her BS in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During that time she spent a summer in the red tide phytoplankton lab of Dr. Donald Anderson, PhD, at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute located on Cape Cod. After a research cruise to Georges Bank in seas much like the film “A Perfect Storm”, she abandoned marine biology for infectious disease research. Following graduation from MIT, she spent two years as a technician in the lab of Dr. David Relman, MD, at Stanford University identifying unrecognizable pathogens. She then entered graduate school at the University of California, San Diego, and joined the lab of Dr. Rick Bushman, PhD, at the Salk Institute studying HIV integration. Her postdoctoral studies continued to explore the relationship of host DNA repair proteins and retroviral cDNA metabolism at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with Dr. Carlo Croce, MD, and Dr. Richard Fishel, PhD. These groups later moved to The Ohio State University Medical Center (now The OSU Wexner Medical Center) where she was promoted to Assistant Professor in the department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics (MVIMG) in 2012. The department was renamed Cancer Biology and Genetics (CBG) in 2016.


Blue Corner, Palau

Cabo Pulmo, Mexico. Photo credit: Aaron Fink, M.D. For more nature photography visit


Kristine served as an interviewer for MIT undergraduate admissions for 10 years and served on the admissions committee of the OSU College of Medicine. She enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and playing with her rescued border collies.

Courses currently taught at OSU:

MICRO7724 Molecular Pathogenesis, 2 lectures, Autumn semester


Graduate programs:

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP)

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)