William C. Sessa PhD

Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Vice Chairman, Pharmacology; Director, Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchDevelopmental TherapeuticsVascular Biology and Therapeutics ProgramPharmacology: Sessa LabSkin Diseases Research Center, Yale | Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research CenterNIH T32 ProgramDevelopmental Therapeutics

Research Interests

Vascular endothelium and inflammation; MiRNAs; Vascular development and angiogenesis; Lipid domains and signaling; Atherosclerosis


  • Ph.D., New York Medical College , 1989

Selected Publication

  • Harrison, K.D., Miao, R.Q., Fernandez-Hernando, C., Suarez, Y., Davalos, A. and Sessa, W.C. Nogo-B receptor stabilizes Nieman Pick Type C2 protein and regulate intracellular cholesterol trafficking. Cell Metabolism, 10: 208-218 (2009).
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