Department Chair

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Joseph Schlessinger, PhD

William H. Prusoff Professor of Pharmacology

Chair, Pharmacology

Director, Cancer Biology Institute

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Karen 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 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 Boggon, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Titus Boggon is interested in understanding the molecular basis for signal transduction pathways using a structure-based functional studies. Dr. Boggon completed his Ph.D. at the University of Manchester, UK, in the laboratory of Dr. John Helliwell. He conducted postdoctoral studies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Columbia University, New York, USA, both in the laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Shapiro. He then went on to a second postdoc at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical...

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David 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 Ehrlich, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Jonathan Ellman, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmacology

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

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Ya Ha, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

1988-1992 B.S. Nanjing University
1992-1998 Ph.D. University of Minnesota
1998-2001 Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University
2001-2007 Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
2007- Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine

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James Howe, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

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Jack Cooper, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

Senior Research Scientist/Scho

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Priscilla Dannies, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

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Robert Handschumacher, 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 Contessa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pharmacology

Director, Central Nervous System Radiotherapy Program

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Craig Crews, PhD

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

Executive Director, Yale Molecular Discovery Center

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Michael DiGiovanna, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

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Sourav Ghosh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Robert Heimer, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Director, Emerging Infections Program

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Roy Herbst, MD, PhD

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

Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Associate Director for Translational Research, Yale Cancer Center

Translational Working Group Leader, Thoracic Oncology Program, Yale Cancer Center

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Seth Herzon

Professor of Chemistry

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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 Martin, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Pharmacology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology