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. Important research collaborations bring together scientists on the medical campus, Science Hill, and the West Campus. Funding for research has increased over the past decade, rising from $414.5 million in 2004 to $510.4 million in 2013.

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

1,815 awards totaling

$510.4 million

Awards$341.2 million
Rank among medical schools (total grant dollars)
Rank, grants per faculty member2nd 
Centers and program grants32 
Active patents
World (56 Countries)704
Yale-founded biotech companies58
Laboratory space (net assignable square feet)649,536
4NIH ranking is for the federal fiscal year ending 9/30/13; per faculty rank averaged over 2012 and 2013.

All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/13, unless otherwise noted.