Basic & Translational Research

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. Funding for research has increased substantially over the past decade, rising from $398 million in 2003 to $539.6 million in 2012.

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

1,947 awards totaling

$539.6 million

Awards$338.5 million
Rank among medical schools (total grant dollars)
Rank, grants per faculty member3rd
Centers and program grants40
Active patents
World (56 Countries)634
Yale-founded biotech companies56
Laboratory space (net assignable square feet)621,877
4NIH ranking is for the federal fiscal year ending 9/30/11; per faculty rank averaged over 2010 and 2011.

All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/12, unless otherwise noted.