Kathryn M. Ferguson, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Member, Yale Cancer Biology Institute

Departments & Organizations

Primary Faculty

Yale Cancer Biology Institute

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS) | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Cancer Biology Institute


Dr. Ferguson’s research focuses on extracellular control of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), aberrant activation of which can drive cancer and other diseases.  Dr. Ferguson obtained her Ph.D. from Yale in 1996, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  She transitioned to an independent faculty position in the Department of Physiology at UPenn in 2003, returning to Connecticut in 2015 to join the Yale Cancer Biology Institute and Department of Pharmacology.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University, Chemistry (1996)
BA University of Oxford, Physics (1987)

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Kathryn M. Ferguson, PhD
Office Locations
Cancer Biology InstituteWest Campus Advanced Biosciences Center
840 West Campus Drive, Rm 305C

West Haven, CT 06516
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Medical School OfficeSterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Rm 226C

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Cancer Biology Institute
PO Box 27400

West Haven, CT 06516