Joseph Schlessinger, PhD

William H. Prusoff Professor of Pharmacology; Chair, Pharmacology; Co-Director, Cancer Biology Institute

Departments & Organizations

Pharmacology: Chair | Schlessinger Lab

Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Diabetes Research Center

Faculty Research

Structural Biology

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction | SPORE in Lung Cancer

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS): Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction; Drug Design, Discovery and Mechanism; Mechanobiology: from Cell-Cell Interactions to Tissue Mechanics; Membrane Biology; Neuroscience | Cancer Biology and Therapeutics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Disease; Molecular Mechanisms; Quantitative/Systems Biology; Signal Transduction

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

PhD Weizmann Institute of Science, Isarel (1974)
MSc Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1969)
BS Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1968)

Honors & Recognition

  • BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge AwardBBVA Foundation (2014)

  • AACR International Award for CancerPenzcoller Foundation (2010)

  • Medal of Danica Hrvatska Order, Republic of Croatia (2009)

  • Elected as a foreign member of the Croatian Academy of Science (2008)

  • Dan David Prize (2006)

  • Elected as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006)

  • Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2005)

  • Elected to the European Academy of Sciences (2004)

  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2001)

  • Elected to the National Academy of Science (2000)

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