Mina Yaar, MD

Professor, Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
49 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301 
Office: 508.580.1020
Fax: 508.583.6232
    1978 MD Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    1978-1981 Visiting Fellowship Collaborative Research Training Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Clinical Specialties and Research Interests

General clinical dermatology of adults, adolescents, and children


Mina Yaar, M.D. graduated from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in 1978.  She completed three years of laboratory based research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD., and three years of clinical training in the combined Dermatologic Residency Program of Boston University/Tufts University in Boston, MA. In 1984 Dr. Yaar joined the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at TuftsUniversity, as a Research Associate in the Cutaneous Gerontology Laboratory and set off her work on skin aging/photoaging. In 1991 Dr. Yaar Joined the Department of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine and in 1995 became a Professor of Dermatology.  Dr. Yaar was involved in laboratory based research on cellular responses to ultraviolet irradiation, the molecular basis of aging/photoaging, melanocytes and melanogenesis and DNA damage responses in skin derived cells. Dr. is the recipient of Dermatology Foundation fellowship award (1983), Clinical Investigator award (1985), Whitaker Health Sciences Fund Award (1989), Pigmented Cell Biology Achievement Award from the American Skin Association (2004) and The Barbara A. Gilchrest Professor in Dermatology Chair (2007)  

Selected Publications
  1. Photoageing: mechanism, prevention and therapy. Yaar M, Gilchrest BA. Br J Dermatol. 2007 Nov;157(5):874-87.
  2. Bone morphogenetic protein-4, a novel modulator of melanogenesis. Yaar M, Wu C, Park HY, Panova I, Schutz G, Gilchrest BA. J Biol Chem. 2006 Sep 1;281(35):25307-14.
  3. Amyloid beta binds trimers as well as monomers of the 75-kDa neurotrophin receptor and activates receptor signaling. Yaar M, Zhai S, Fine RE, Eisenhauer PB, Arble BL, Stewart KB, Gilchrest BA. J Biol Chem. 2002 Mar 8;277(10):7720-5.
  4. The pathogenesis of melanoma induced by ultraviolet radiation. Gilchrest BA, Eller MS, Geller AC, Yaar M. N Engl J Med. 1999 Apr 29;340(17):1341-8
  5. Binding of beta-amyloid to the p75 neurotrophin receptor induces apoptosis. A possible mechanism for Alzheimer’s disease. Yaar M, Zhai S, Pilch PF, Doyle SM, Eisenhauer PB, Fine RE, Gilchrest BA. J Clin Invest. 1997 Nov 1;100(9):2333-40.