Basic & Translational Research

PET research

Recent research advances include a technology for identifying the proteins secreted by cells and used in signaling.

Research at the medical school covers a broad spectrum, from fundamental studies in the life sciences, including cell biology, genetics, immunobiology, microbial pathogenesis, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, biophysics and biochemistry, to translational and clinical studies aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Important research collaborations bring together scientists on the medical campus, Science Hill, and the West Campus. Research income totaled $522 million in the year ending June 30, 2014.

The school’s core research resources are built around the newest technologies:

  • State-of-the-art tools for genomics and proteomics, including whole-genome sequencing and mass spectrometry
  • High-resolution imaging and image analysis at every scale, from electron and light microscopy to fMRI and PET
  • 7-Tesla MR spectroscopy
  • High-throughput screening, including RNAi and chemical screens
  • Construction and analysis of animal models of disease

Research activity 4

2,509 awards totaling


$524.7 million

Awards $332.8 million
Rank among medical schools (total grant dollars)
Rank, grants per faculty member 2nd 
Centers and program grants 32 
Active patents
   U.S. 422
   World (56 Countries) 757
Yale-founded biotech companies61
Laboratory space (net assignable square feet)648,902
4 NIH ranking is for the federal fiscal year ending 9/30/14; per faculty rank averaged over 2013 and 2014.

All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/14, unless otherwise noted.