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.

"Perhaps the most impressive thing to me about the Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology track at Yale is the sheer number and diversity of high-quality research opportunities available. MMPP is a unique, highly translational track which draws on a faculty base of experts in human physiology, pathology, and pharmacology. As a result of this breadth, I easily found numerous areas of which I was interested in researching, and even picked up new interests along the way. Therefore, as I begin my training here at Yale, I am very excited to be working alongside great colleagues; and on a project which I am passionate about, and know has the potential to make a difference." 
Nathan Fons 
Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology Track

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