Research Centers and Institutes

Many BBS students will work on projects that reside within one of many research programs and institutes at Yale. Note that these are not Ph.D. training programs but rather are multi-million dollar interdisciplinary research endeavors involving numerous researchers, including BBS students, faculty from many disciplines, and clinicians.  A full list of Yale's programs and institutes are listed here.  A sampling of what is available is listed below:

Cancer Center In 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.

Cancer Biology Institute This institute examines the biological causes of cancer and works closely with the Cancer Center.

Center for RNA Science and Medicine This center examines the basic biology of RNA while also extending findings into clinical settings.

Chemical Biology Institute  Bringing together faculty from chemistry, biology, and pharmacology, this institute focuses on the intersection of biology and chemistry.

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair The CNNR conducts research on neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and seeks therapeutic interventions for these conditions.

Human and Translational Immunology HTI faculty investigate the immunological components of a very wide range of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and asthma and seeks to translate basic science discoveries into new treatments for disorders of the immune system.

Nanobiology Institute Faculty at this institute study synthetic biology on a very small scale.

Stem Cell Center The Stem Cell Center investigates the development, genetics, and function of stem cells and looks for stem cell therapies for several disease states and injuries.

Systems Biology Institute  Physiologists, geneticists, and engineers combine biology with mathematics to study life at the systems level.

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program The VBT Program aligns vascular biologists with medical doctors to advance the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.