Basic and Translational Research
Research at the medical school covers a broad spectrum, from fundamental studies in the life sciences, including cell biology, genetics, immunobiology, microbial pathogenesis, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, biophysics and biochemistry, to translational and clinical studies aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
Important research collaborations bring together scientists on the medical campus, Science Hill, and the West Campus. The Center for Biomedical Data Science brings together computational expertise from across Yale. Funding for research at YSM has increased from $539.6 million in 2012 to $766.4 million in 2020.
The school’s core research resources are built around the newest technologies:
- State-of-the-art tools for genomics and proteomics, including whole-genome sequencing and mass spectrometry
- High-resolution imaging and image analysis at every scale, including cryoelectron microscopy, cryoelectron tomography, and the only focused ion beam-scanning electron microscope in the region
- High-throughput screening, including RNAi and chemical screens
- Construction and analysis of animal models of disease
In 2020, YSM established the Office for Health Equity Research to address health disparities and inequities in underserved populations by coordinating and facilitating health equity research and partnerships at the school, across Yale University, and beyond.
- Academic Data
- Research Activity
|Programs & Centers||6|
|4 Faculty, associates, and fellows data as of 6/30/20.|
|Teaching (ladder) faculty||2,076|
|Postdoctoral fellows and associates||1,732|
|5 Includes faculty across Yale University.|
|Association of American Physicians||41|
|Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale||21|
|MacArthur Genius Grant||6|
|National Academy of Engineering||2|
|National Academy of Medicine||53|
|National Academy of Sciences||62|
|Faculty with endowed professorships||141|