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Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1999 - Summer


The School of Medicine has received a $500,000 unrestricted cardiovascular/ metabolic research grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb, to be supervised by Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., chair of genetics, professor of genetics and medicine (nephrology) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Lifton’s research in hypertension has led to the identification of more than a dozen genes that regulate blood pressure. The grant was announced on March 31 at a reception for Lifton, who leads a team of researchers who have found mutations in genes that alter blood pressure by changing salt and water reabsorption in the kidney.