Yale is a world leader in science and medicine and is advancing cutting-edge technologies across its research labs. Yale faculty scholars in the sciences, mathematics and engineering include more than 60 members of the National Academy of Sciences. And the Science Citation Index has consistently ranked Yale faculty researchers as “Best in the Nation” based on the worldwide impact of their published research papers. Yale’s world class medical center is home to more than a dozen leading institutions, including one of the oldest schools of public health and the renowned Yale Cancer Center and Child Study Center.

Today, Yale’s labs are turning out the next generation of world renowned innovators in more than 20 areas of research excellence, from biotechnology and environmental science to oncology, pharmaceuticals and quantum computing. The Yale Office of Cooperative Research assists researchers at every step in the process of advancing these innovations into life-saving drugs and technologies, from providing patent advice, to connecting faculty with complementary researchers and industry partners.

The design of advanced materials is critical to nearly every industry, from improving electronics to designing coatings that don’t peel, to increasing the accuracy and precision of medical devices.

The identification of biomarkers represents the future of medicine – by measuring these molecules, we are able to detect disease earlier, discover the detailed state of a patient’s health and find the drugs that will be most effective to treat a patient’s individual disease. 

Yale Cardiology at the Yale School of Medicine offers a complete array of specialists and subspecialists dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. 

Side effects have long limited the effectiveness of treatments, but research into targeted drug delivery offers new possibilities for delivering therapies directly to places of need where they will target cancer, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases without causing serious side effects.

Yale researchers are leading the push for new technologies that will decrease our dependence on fossil fuels—the demand for which is expected to rise by 50% by the year 2030.

Green Chemistry at Yale is advanced through the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale where collaborative research is bringing about sustainable solutions.

There is transformative work happening in Yale’s Department of Immunobiology, one of the first university departments in the country devoted specifically to the immune system.

Yale researchers in the Infectious Diseases Section of the Department of Internal Medicine are discovering the ways that bacteria, fungi and protozoa lead to infection and illness, including pneumonia, HIV, meningitis and malaria.

Fibrosis—or the formation of excess connective tissues—is a common outcome of chronic injury and is the culprit behind a range of life-threatening diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, liver cirrhosis and renal fibrosis.

Yale tech innovators come from both faculty and students and cross multiple disciplines—including computer science, mathematics, environmental engineering and medicine. 

Yale faculty and students are actively engaged in creating new medical devices to improve surgical procedures, increase the accuracy of diagnosis and better monitor patient health.

Yale researchers are accelerating advances in medical imaging, working across disciplines to improve bioimaging so that surgeons can have a more complete three-dimensional picture of organs and blood flow and a more accurate roadmap for performing surgical procedures.

Researchers in the Endocrinology & Metabolism division at Yale are reaching new understandings of diabetes and obesity and developing new therapies to improve patient health.

Nanoscale research projects are underway across the Yale campus, engaging engineers, medical professionals, biologists, chemists and computer scientists.

Yale researchers in the section of Nephrology at the Yale School of Medicine are advancing our understanding of kidney disease, kidney injury and kidney-related disorders.

Research in neuroscience at Yale has significantly advanced understanding of how the human brain develops and functions and pulls together researchers from across many disciplines.

The Yale Cancer Center is a world leader in cancer research and care, and is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute. 

Pathology has a celebrated history at Yale, beginning with some of the first documentation of the 1918 flu pandemic and the investigation into radiation injuries in atomic bomb victims.

Photonics at Yale brings together researchers from Physics, Engineering, Biology and other departments who are working on the latest generation of lasers and nanostructures, expanding the possibilities for imaging and communication devices of all kinds, as well as for developing more efficient solar panel cells.

Quantum computing is the future, and Yale researchers are paving the way to this technologically advanced world with groundbreaking research into correcting the errors that might hinder the speed of these new machines and using light, in the form of trapped microwave photons, to function as quantum bits (qubits).

Mechanical systems are not as simple as they appear. At Yale, quantum physicists are studying the counterintuitive behavior of seemingly simple systems using sensitive measurements.

Researchers at the Yale Center for Genome Analysis at Yale West Campus have pioneered the field of exome sequencing, or sequencing the DNA that codes for proteins.

Yale labs across the disciplines are working in collaboration with other researchers and with industry to discover and develop the next generation of therapies to combat disease, halt the spread of infection and improve the quality of life for patients around the world.