Sherman Morton Weissman MD

Sterling Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Program in Neurodevelopment and RegenerationNHLBI ProteomicsStem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell GeneticsCancer Genetics & GenomicsSkin Diseases Research Center, Yale | SPORE in Skin Cancer | GeneticsGene Regulation and Functional Genomics

Research Interests

Globin and Histocompatibility Gene Structure and Function; Genome wide mapping of gene activity and chromosome structure in man; Transcription Factors; Lymphocyte and myeloid Transcription Networks; Stem Cells; Cell Senescence; Methods for Molecular Genetics more...


  • M.D., Harvard University, 1955

Selected Publications

  • Ye, Z.J., Kluger, Y., Lian, Z., and Weissman, S.M. (2005). Two types of precursor cells in a multipotential hematopoietic cell line. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 102:18461-18466.
  • Szekely, A.M., et al. (2005). Werner protein protects nonproliferating cells from oxidative DNA damage. Molec. Cell. Biol. 25:10492-10506.



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