Department Chair

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Joseph Schlessinger, PhD

William H. Prusoff Professor of Pharmacology

Chair, Pharmacology

Co-Director, Cancer Biology Institute

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Claudio R. Alarcón, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to understand the impact of RNA metabolism in development, health and disease. We are primarily focused in identifying the physiological and pathophysiological roles of RNA modifications and non-coding RNAs at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels. Claudio, a native of Chile, obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in NYC. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University before joining Yale University in 2017.

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Karen S Anderson, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Co-Director Therapeutics/Chemotherapy Program

Individuals infected with HIV have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer compared with uninfected people of the same age. The Anderson laboratory is involved in developing new antiviral therapies to treat HIV infections. A major focus is HIV reverse transcriptase, a viral polymerase essential for HIV replication.<_o3a_p />

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Anton M. Bennett, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Comparative Medicine

Co-Director, Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

Director, BBS Minority Affairs

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Titus J. Boggon, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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David A. Calderwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Cell Biology

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Yung-Chi Cheng, PhD

Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology

Chairman, Consortium for the Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM)

The Cheng laboratory studies the action of antiviral drugs against HBV, HIV, EBV, and HCV, as well as the discovery of antivirals with unique mode of action against those viruses.

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Barbara E Ehrlich, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Jonathan A Ellman, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmacology



Jon was born and raised near Los Angeles and received his B.S. degree
at MIT and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral
fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently joined the
faculty at the same institution. Prior to coming to Yale University, he was Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and jointly
held a faculty position in the Department of Cellular and Molecular
Pharmacology at UC San Francisco. He has published more than 225...

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Kathryn M. Ferguson

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Member, Yale Cancer Biology Institute

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Ya Ha, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Jack R. Cooper, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

Senior Research Scientist/Scho

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Robert E. Handschumacher, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

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Angus Clark Nairn, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry

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Stefania Nicoli, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

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Elijah Paintsil, MBChB

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Marina Picciotto, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology

Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry

Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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Carla Vanina Rothlin, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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