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Translational Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

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"Yale’s MMPP track has enabled me to dive into how we understand and treat a spectrum of diseases. The diverse interests of the faculty, in conjunction with the open collaborative environment, have allowed for easy access to some of the world’s brightest minds and best technology. During my time here, I have eaten at fine dining establishments while meeting with experts across the world; a unique privilege. I have no doubt that the tools, technology, and insight afforded to me by Yale will help me in becoming an exceptional scientist."

The Translational Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology Track offers the opportunity for students to use the tools of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, physiology, structural biology, systems biology, and genetics to investigate the mechanisms of disease and pathogenesis (including: cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, inflammatory diseases, aging and others), the development and molecular actions of drugs that treat these diseases, and how genes, proteins and small molecules are integrated to produce the specific functions of our cells, tissues, and organs.

The faculty in this interdisciplinary Track are drawn primarily from the Departments of Pathology, Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Medicine, with participating faculty from Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Comparative Medicine, Genetics, Immunobiology, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, Psychiatry, and Therapeutic Radiology, as well as the Yale Cancer Center and Stem Cell Center.