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Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Lifton is Chair of the Department of Genetics, Sterling Professor of Genetics and Internal Medicine, Founder and Executive Director of the Yale Center for Genome Analysis, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale University School of Medicine. He graduated from Dartmouth College, and received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry from Stanford University. He served as resident and chief resident in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital prior to moving to Yale.
Dr. Lifton has used human genetics and genomics to identify mutations and molecular mechanisms underlying common diseases including cardiovascular disease, bone disease and neoplasia. Dr. Lifton is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves on the Governing Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the Advisory Council to the NIH Director, and the Lasker Awards Jury. His awards include the 2008 Wiley Prize for Biomedical Sciences and the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
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