Michael Yeager, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor, University of Colorado - Denver

Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2002)
Languages: English
Department: University of Colorado - Denver

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty award, Tau Beta Pi (2019)
  • Chancellor's Teaching Recogntiion Award, Chancellor, Univertsity of Colorado (2016)

Research Interests

Pulmonary vasculature Heart Failure Cardiopulmonary Immunology


  • Block Co-Director, Molecules to Medicine (2020)
    School of Medicine, University of Colorado - Denver
    Lung Vasculature
  • Content Director-Biochemistry (2020)
    School of Medicine, University of Colorado - Denver


  • Colvin KL, Yeager ME. Proteomics of pulmonary hypertension: Could personalized profiles lead to personalized medicine?. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2015 Feb;9(1-2):111-20. PubMed PMID: 25408474
  • Colvin KL, Yeager ME. Animal Models of Pulmonary Hypertension: Matching Disease Mechanisms to Etiology of the Human Disease. J Pulm Respir Med. 2014 Aug 4;4(4). PubMed PMID: 25705569
  • Colvin KL, Dufva MJ, Delaney RP, Ivy DD, Stenmark KR, Yeager ME. Biomarkers for pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension - a call to collaborate. Front Pediatr. 2014;2:7. PubMed PMID: 24551834
  • Williams SM, Golden-Mason L, Ferguson BS, Schuetze KB, Cavasin MA, Demos-Davies K, Yeager ME, Stenmark KR, McKinsey TA. Class I HDACs regulate angiotensin II-dependent cardiac fibrosis via fibroblasts and circulating fibrocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Feb;67:112-25. PubMed PMID: 24374140
  • Wang D, Zhang H, Li M, Frid MG, Flockton AR, McKeon BA, Yeager ME, Fini MA, Morrell NW, Pullamsetti SS, Velegala S, Seeger W, McKinsey TA, Sucharov CC, Stenmark KR. MicroRNA-124 controls the proliferative, migratory, and inflammatory phenotype of pulmonary vascular fibroblasts. Circ Res. 2014 Jan 3;114(1):67-78. PubMed PMID: 24122720
  • Colvin KL, Cripe PJ, Ivy DD, Stenmark KR, Yeager ME. Bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue in pulmonary hypertension produces pathologic autoantibodies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Nov 1;188(9):1126-36. PubMed PMID: 24093638
  • Villegas LR, Kluck D, Field C, Oberley-Deegan RE, Woods C, Yeager ME, El Kasmi KC, Savani RC, Bowler RP, Nozik-Grayck E. Superoxide dismutase mimetic, MnTE-2-PyP, attenuates chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vascular remodeling, and activation of the NALP3 inflammasome. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013 May 10;18(14):1753-64. PubMed PMID: 23240585
  • Stenmark KR, Yeager ME, El Kasmi KC, Nozik-Grayck E, Gerasimovskaya EV, Li M, Riddle SR, Frid MG. The adventitia: essential regulator of vascular wall structure and function. Annu Rev Physiol. 2013;75:23-47. PubMed PMID: 23216413
  • Yeager ME, Reddy MB, Nguyen CM, Colvin KL, Ivy DD, Stenmark KR. Activation of the unfolded protein response is associated with pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2012 Apr-Jun;2(2):229-40. PubMed PMID: 22837864
  • Yeager ME, Colvin KL, Everett AD, Stenmark KR, Ivy DD. Plasma proteomics of differential outcome to long-term therapy in children with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2012 Jun;6(5-6):257-67. PubMed PMID: 22653875
  • Cavasin MA, Demos-Davies K, Horn TR, Walker LA, Lemon DD, Birdsey N, Weiser-Evans MC, Harral J, Irwin DC, Anwar A, Yeager ME, Li M, Watson PA, Nemenoff RA, Buttrick PM, Stenmark KR, McKinsey TA. Selective class I histone deacetylase inhibition suppresses hypoxia-induced cardiopulmonary remodeling through an antiproliferative mechanism. Circ Res. 2012 Mar 2;110(5):739-48. PubMed PMID: 22282194
  • Yeager ME, Nguyen CM, Belchenko DD, Colvin KL, Takatsuki S, Ivy DD, Stenmark KR. Circulating myeloid-derived suppressor cells are increased and activated in pulmonary hypertension. Chest. 2012 Apr;141(4):944-52. PubMed PMID: 21940769
  • Yeager ME, Belchenko DD, Nguyen CM, Colvin KL, Ivy DD, Stenmark KR. Endothelin-1, the unfolded protein response, and persistent inflammation: role of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2012 Jan;46(1):14-22. PubMed PMID: 21778413
  • Yeager ME, Nguyen CM, Belchenko DD, Colvin KL, Takatsuki S, Ivy DD, Stenmark KR. Circulating fibrocytes are increased in children and young adults with pulmonary hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2012 Jan;39(1):104-11. PubMed PMID: 21700605
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Professional Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society, Member
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • T21 Research Society, Member

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Public Speaking

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2002)
Languages: English
Department: University of Colorado - Denver
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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