Richard P Lifton, MD, PhD

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Chair, Department of Genetics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training


High Performance Computation

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

LCME Institutional Self-Study Task Force


NHLBI Proteomics

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics

Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1986)
MD Stanford University (1982)

Honors & Recognition

  • National Academy of Sciences

  • The Basic Science PrizeAmerican Heart Association

  • Homer Smith AwardAmerican Society of Nephrology

  • MSD International AwardInternational Society of Hypertension

International Activity

  • YALE-UCL Collaborative London, United Kingdom (2011)

    Dr. Lifton is on the Joint Strategy Committee for the Yale-UCL Collaborative, an alliance which will provide opportunities for high-level scientific research, clinical and educational collaboration across the institutions involved: Yale University, Yale School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital...

  • Transatlantic Network on Hypertension-Renal Salt Handling in the Control of Blood Pressure France (2007)

    Drs Hebert and Lifton will join leading researchers in Switzerland, France and Mexico in a transatlantic collaboration aimed at pinpointing the kidney’s role in high blood pressure.

Edit this profile