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

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

Office of Student ResearchNHLBI Proteomics | High Performance ComputationCancer Genetics & GenomicsKavli Institute for NeuroscienceInternal Medicine: Fellowship Training; Nephrology; Diabetes Research Center | Genetics

Research Interests

Molecular genetics of common human diseases

Clinical Interests



  • M.D., Stanford University , 1982
  • Ph.D., Stanford University , 1986

Selected Publication

  • Mani, A., et al. (2007). LRP6 mutation in a family with early coronary disease and metabolic risk factors. Science 315:1278-82.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • National Academy of Sciences