Joseph Schlessinger, PhD

William H. Prusoff Professor of Pharmacology; Chair, Pharmacology; Director, Cancer Biology Institute

Departments & Organizations

Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Diabetes Research Center

Office of Student Research

Pharmacology: Chair | Schlessinger Lab

Signal Transduction

Structural Biology

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology: Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction; Drug Design, Discovery and Mechanism; Membrane Biology and Motion | Cancer Biology and Therapeutics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Molecular and Chemical Biology; Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes, and Cell Cycle Control; Receptors and Signal Transduction

Education & Training

PhD Weizmann Institute of Science, Isarel (1974)
MSc Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1969)
BS Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1968)

Honors & Recognition

  • BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge AwardBBVA Foundation (2014)

  • AACR International Award for CancerPenzcoller Foundation (2010)

  • Medal of Danica Hrvatska Order, Republic of Croatia (2009)

  • Elected as a foreign member of the Croatian Academy of Science (2008)

  • Dan David Prize (2006)

  • Elected as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006)

  • Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2005)

  • Elected to the European Academy of Sciences (2004)

  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2001)

  • Elected to the National Academy of Science (2000)

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Contact Info

Joseph Schlessinger, PhD
Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste SHM B295

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208066
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8066

Schlessinger Lab