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From A(nalytical and stable isotopes) to Z(ebrafish phenotyping), research at Yale combines serious inquiry, deep expertise, and state-of-the-art technology.

Micrograph image of a Meissner corpuscle, a sensory organ

A Meissner corpuscle is a group of cells that acts as a touch detector. Its 3D structure was revealed for the first time using enhanced focused ion-beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM). Image credit: Yury Nikolaev, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Slav Bagriantsev lab.

Microscopic image of liver cancer cells escaping a tumor spheroid in a fibrotic environment.

Liver cancer cells escape a tumor spheroid in a fibrotic environment. This Art in Research contest-winning image was collected by Xiangyu Gong, a postdoctoral associate in the Michael Mak biomedical engineering lab, with a Leica SP8 Confocal microscope.

Smiling bearded man in a sweater stands before a scientific apparatus

Brandon Q. Mercado, PhD, an X-ray crystallographer at the Chemical & Biophysical Instrumentation Center (CBIC), uses X-ray diffractometry to determine the spatial arrangement of atoms within a molecule.

Archaeochemist Andrew Koh - portrait by Dan Renzetti, photo illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein

Archaeochemist Andrew Koh, the new museum scientist at the Peabody Museum, analyzes carbon residues on artifacts to learn how ancient peoples lived and died. (Portrait by Dan Renzetti, photo illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein)

Cutting-edge electron microscopy

“Potentially, this research will inform the development of tactile sensors for next generation of prosthetics.”
Slav Bagriantsev, PhD Associate Professor, Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine

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New cancer insights

"Compared to cell culture in a petri dish, the three-dimensional models provide new insights into understanding cancer and enable more accurate cancer drug screening. Yale core facilities make it possible for us to unveil novel cellular behaviors in the midst of disease progression."
Xiangyu Gong, PhD Mechanical engineer

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The family craftsmen behind Yale’s Glass Shop

“If you're doing unique research, sometimes it takes unique glassware.”
Daryl Smith Senior Scientific Glassblower

Revealing a new molecule's precise shape and composition

"I feel very fortunate to have helped many faculty members publish high-impact science."
Brandon Q. Mercado, PhD X-ray crystallographer

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By studying ancient residues, scholar finds clues of humanity’s past

“There is so much opportunity here to work across disciplines with top-flight scholars and so many great resources at my disposal.”
Andrew Koh Archaeochemist

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By the Numbers

Yale takes a data-intensive approach to research, harnessing the volume, speed, and availability of data in the modern world to transform knowledge production.

Research Infrastructure

  • 70+ core research facilities
  • 1,169 specialized reference databases
  • 10 campus libraries
  • 15.9 million volumes across Yale's collections

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Expansion of Yale Startup License

Vice Provost for Research Michael Crair has announced to the research community that Yale Ventures has expanded the Yale Startup Licenses for use by members of the university community developing new ventures based on Yale intellectual property.