Research by Department

Yale researchers have introduced countless medical and health advances over the last century, including the first success with antibiotics in the United States and the first use of chemotherapy to treat cancer. University scientists have been responsible for the identification of Lyme disease and the discovery of genes responsible for high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dyslexia, and Tourette's syndrome, among other disorders. Early work on the artificial heart and the creation of the first insulin pump took place at Yale, as did seminal discoveries about how the cell and its components function at the molecular level. Today, a wide range of research activities take place across all departments of the School of Medicine.

The School of Medicine (YSM) and School of Public Health (YSPH) have extraordinary strengths in basic science, translational, and clinical research and consistently rank in the top handful of medical schools receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health. Yale scientists have made seminal discoveries in many fields and their continued academic efforts and scholarly activities can be explored through their department affiliations lower on this page or the faculty working in a specific research area can be found using the YSM Faculty by Research Keyword listing:

Yale School of Nursing Research Opportunities

A tissue culture room in The Anlyan Center forms the backdrop for an impromptu lesson in experiment design. The notes outline experiments to characterize the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing excretion of substances in the urine, particularly oxalate, which predispose to kidney stones when present at high concentrations in the urine.