Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

The Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology Track offers the opportunity for students to use the tools of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, physiology, structural biology, systems biology and genetics to investigate the mechanisms of disease and pathogenesis (including: cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, inflammatory diseases, aging and others) the molecular actions of drugs that treat these diseases, and how genes, proteins and small molecules are integrated to produce the specific functions of our cells, tissues, and organs. The faculty in this interdisciplinary Track is drawn primarily from the Departments of Pathology, Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Medicine, with participating faculty from Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Comparative Medicine, Genetics, Immunobiology, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, Psychiatry, and Therapeutic Radiology, as well as the Yale Cancer and Stem Cell Centers.