Richard P Lifton, MD, PhD

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Chair, Department of Genetics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training


High Performance Computation

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

LCME Institutional Self-Study Task Force


NHLBI Proteomics

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics

Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1986)
MD Stanford University (1982)

Honors & Recognition

  • National Academy of Sciences

  • The Basic Science PrizeAmerican Heart Association

  • Homer Smith AwardAmerican Society of Nephrology

  • MSD International AwardInternational Society of Hypertension

International Activity

  • YALE-UCL Collaborative London, United Kingdom (2011)

    Dr. Lifton is on the Joint Strategy Committee for the Yale-UCL Collaborative, an alliance which will provide opportunities for high-level scientific research, clinical and educational collaboration across the institutions involved: Yale University, Yale School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital...

  • Transatlantic Network on Hypertension-Renal Salt Handling in the Control of Blood Pressure France (2007)

    Drs Hebert and Lifton will join leading researchers in Switzerland, France and Mexico in a transatlantic collaboration aimed at pinpointing the kidney’s role in high blood pressure.

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Contact Info

Richard P Lifton, MD, PhD
Office Location
Chair's Office, Department of GeneticsThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste Suite 341D

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Department of GeneticsPO Box 208005
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8005