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Joseph Schlessinger, PhD

William H. Prusoff Professor of Pharmacology

Chair, Pharmacology

Co-Director, Cancer Biology Institute

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Claudio R. Alarcón, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to understand the impact of RNA metabolism in development, health and disease. We are primarily focused in identifying the physiological and pathophysiological roles of RNA modifications and non-coding RNAs at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels. Claudio, a native of Chile, obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in NYC. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University before joining Yale University in 2017.

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Karen S Anderson, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Co-Director Therapeutics/Chemotherapy Program

Individuals infected with HIV have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer compared with uninfected people of the same age. The Anderson laboratory is involved in developing new antiviral therapies to treat HIV infections. A major focus is HIV reverse transcriptase, a viral polymerase essential for HIV replication.<_o3a_p />

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Anton M. Bennett, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Comparative Medicine

Co-Director, Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

Director, BBS Minority Affairs

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Titus J. Boggon, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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David A. Calderwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Cell Biology

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Yung-Chi Cheng, PhD

Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology

Chairman, Consortium for the Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM)

The Cheng laboratory studies the action of antiviral drugs against HBV, HIV, EBV, and HCV, as well as the discovery of antivirals with unique mode of action against those viruses.

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Barbara E Ehrlich, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Jonathan A Ellman, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmacology

Jon was born and raised near Los Angeles and received his B.S. degree at MIT and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently joined the faculty at the same institution. Prior to coming to Yale University, he was Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and jointly held a faculty position in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UC San Francisco. He has published more than...

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Kathryn M. Ferguson

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Member, Yale Cancer Biology Institute

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Ya Ha, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Leonard Konrad Kaczmarek, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Daryl Ewald Klein, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

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Mark A Lemmon, PhD, FRS

David A. Sackler Professor of Pharmacology

Co-director, Cancer Biology Institute

Mark Lemmon, PhD was appointed the Co-Director of the Cancer Biology Institute and the David A. Sackler Professor of Pharmacology in 2015. Dr. Lemmon returns to Yale, where he completed his PhD in 1993, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. At UPenn, he was the George W. Raiziss Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics as well as Chair of the department and an Investigator at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Lemmon’s research focuses on the...

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Yansheng Liu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Liu received his PhD of Biomedical Sciences at Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Liu completed a post-doctoral research fellowship (May 2011 - October 2017) in the Proteomics Laboratory of Dr. Ruedi Aebersold in the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Liu joined Yale Cancer Biology Institute an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in December 2017. His research group at Yale aims to contribute to the development of...

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Elias Lolis, PhD, BA

Professor of Pharmacology

Director of Graduate Studies

Elias Lolis received his PhD in 1989 from MIT in Chemistry/Biochemistry studying the three-dimensional structure and mechanism of triosephosphate isomerase. He was a postdoctoral associate at the Laboratory of Medical Biochemistry at Rockefeller University studying the functional interaction between advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and the immune system. He joined the Yale faculty in 1991 as an Assistant Professor focusing on the structure, mechanism, and inhibition of chemokines,...

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Bryce Nelson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Bryce received his Ph.D. from Queens University in Canada in 2002 where he studied signal transduction using yeast. From there he moved up the evolutionary scale to flies, still in the field of signal transduction and innate immunity, before settling on phage display and synthetic antibodies in the lab of Sachdev Sidhu in Toronto in 2010. Bryce set up a lab in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2013 and served as director of antibodies and phage display before accepting a position at the Yale...

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Gary Rudnick, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

Professor Rudnick is a graduate of Antioch College, where he received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1968. He performed graduate studies in the enzymology of amino acid racemases in the laboratory of Robert H. Abeles in the Graduate Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University, receiving a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1974. His graduate studies led to an understanding of the structure and mechanism of proline racemase that was confirmed by the crystal structure of a homologous protein in 2006. ...

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William C. Sessa, PhD

Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Vice Chairman, Pharmacology

Director, Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program

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Benjamin E Turk, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Jack R. Cooper, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

Senior Research Scientist/Scho

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Robert E. Handschumacher, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

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James R Howe, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

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Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Director, Medical Student Education

Medical Director of YNHH 7-1 Surgical Intensive Care Unit

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Joseph N. Contessa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pharmacology

Director, Central Nervous System Radiotherapy Program

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Craig M Crews, PhD

Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry

Executive Director, Yale Center for Molecular Discovery

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Michael P DiGiovanna, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

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Sourav Ghosh, PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Roy S Herbst, MD, PhD

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Professor of Pharmacology

Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital

Associate Director for Translational Research, Yale Cancer Center

Disease Aligned Research Team (DART) Leader, Thoracic Oncology Program, Yale Cancer Center

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Naftali Kaminski, MD

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Section Chief (7/1/13 - present)

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Kathleen A Martin, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Pharmacology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Angus Clark Nairn, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry

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Stefania Nicoli, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

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Elijah Paintsil, MBChB

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Marina Picciotto, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology

Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry

Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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Carla Vanina Rothlin, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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