Prof. Dr Richard P. Lifton

Personal Data

Nationality: USA
Year of Birth: 1953

Studies

  • BA, Biology, Dartmouth College, USA 1975
  • MD, Stanford University, USA 1982
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Stanford University, USA 1986

Professional Career

  • 1986-1987
    Chief Medical Resident, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1986-1990
    Instructor in Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1991-1993
    Assistant Professor Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1994-present
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Maryland, USA
  • 1993-1994
    Assistant Professor, Medicine & Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 1994-1997
    Associate Professor, Medicine & Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 1997-2016
    Professor, Internal Medicine & Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 1998-2016
    Director, Yale Center for Human Genetics & Genomics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 1998-2016
    Chairman, Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 2002-2016
    Sterling Professor of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 2009-2016
    Executive Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 2016-present
    Adjunct Professor of Genetics and Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
  • 2016-present
    President of The Rockefeller University, New York City, New York, USA

Other Activities / Memberships

  • 1996-2002
    Chair, Scientific Supervisory Board, Curagen Corporation, USA
  • 2000-2002
    Scientific Advisory Board, Merck & Co., USA
  • 2002-2004
    Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Merck & Co., USA
  • 2004-2014
    Advisor to President, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., USA
  • 2012-2015
    Member of the Governing Council, The National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • 2007-2010, 2014-present
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board, The Simons Foundation Autism Research, USA
  • 2014-present
    Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Jury, New York, USA
  • 2016-present
    The Rockefeller University, Board of Trustees, New York City, New York, USA
  • 2016-present
    Rockefeller Archive Center, Board of Directors, New York City, New York, USA
  • 2016-present
    New York Genome Center, Board of Directors, New York City, New York, USA

Awards / Honors

  • 1998 Homer Smith Award, American Society of Nephrology
  • 1999 Novartis Award for Hypertension Research
  • 2000 Pasarow Foundation, Medical Research Award
  • 2001 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
  • 2002 The Basic Research Prize, American Heart Association
  • 2002 Elected to Institute of Medicine
  • 2002 Richard Bright Award
  • 2003 Roy O. Greep Award, The Endocrine Society
  • 2006 Robert Tigerstedt Award, International Society of Hypertension
  • 2007 Alfred Newton Richards Award, International Society of Nephrology
  • 2008 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
  • 2012 Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
  • 2015 Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences, Stanford