Yale is among the top universities in receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. It also boasts hundreds of thousands of square feet of research space, much of it in new or newly renovated buildings.
Yale has not one or two but three campuses densely populated with state-of-the-art research programs and facilities.
Core Research Facilities
Yale’s major centralized research facilities enable you to conduct experiments, examine samples, and generate data in ways that are often unavailable to individual research labs and under the guidance of true experts in each technique. These facilities may be located at the School of Medicine, the main university campus, and/or West Campus but are open to you regardless of your Track or lab location.
Research Centers and Institutes
Many BBS students will work on projects that reside within one of several new or existing research programs, including those highlighted below. Note that these are not Ph.D. training programs but rather are multi-million dollar interdisciplinary research endeavors involving numerous researchers, including BBS faculty, BBS students, and clinicians.
- Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI)MSI faculty seek to understand microorganisms and microbiomes at the evolutionary, genetic, molecular, and structural levels.
- Human and Translational Immunology (HTI) ProgramHTI faculty investigate the immunological components of a very wide range of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and asthma, to name a few. The overall goal of HTI is to translate basic science discoveries into new treatments for disorders of the immune system.
- Institute of Biomolecular Design and DiscoveryThe IBDD combines faculty from BBS and the Department of Chemistry to synthesize and study novel biological agents.
- Molecular VirologyThe Molecular Virology Program studies viral biology, investigates the role of viruses in various diseases, looks for novel antiviral treatments, and offers interdisciplinary training in virology.
- Nanobiology InstituteFaculty in the Nanobiology Institute study biological systems and synthetic materials at the nanoscale level and work to design nanomaterials.
- Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR)The CNNR conducts research on neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and seeks therapeutic interventions for these conditions.
- Systems Biology InstituteResearchers in this institute study complex biological systems through a combination of mathematics, bioinformatics, and basic biological research.
- The Yale Cancer Biology Institute (YCBI) The Yale Cancer Biology Institute investigates the core biological causes of cancer. It draws faculty from both basic science and clinical departments and works closely with the Cancer Center.
- Vascular Biology and Therapeutics ProgramThe VBT Program aligns vascular biologists with medical doctors to advance the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
- Wu Tsai InstituteThe mission of the Wu Tsai Institute is to understand human cognition. This brand new initiative launched in 2021 integrates faculty from over 20 Yale departments to study the mind at the behavioral, cellular and molecular, and computational levels.
- Yale Cancer CenterIn conjunction with the Smilow Cancer Hospital, the Cancer Center seeks to study cancer from every angle and treat its various forms using cutting edge procedures and medications. Genetics, genomics, signal transduction, virology, and immunotherapy are some of the major research areas within the Center.
- Yale Center for RNA Science and MedicineThe Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine brings together faculty from multiple disciplines to study the basic biology of RNA and extend findings into the clinic.
- Yale Stem Cell CenterThe Stem Cell Center investigates the development, genetics, and function of stem cells and looks for stem cell therapies for several disease states and injuries.