Joseph Schlessinger PhD, MSc

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

Departments & Organizations

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

Office of Student ResearchSignal TransductionStructural BiologyPharmacology: Schlessinger LabDiabetes Research CenterCenter for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Research Interests

Growth factor receptors; Intracellular signaling pathways; Protein kinases; Phosphorylation; SH2, SH3 and other protein modules involved in signal transduction; Drug discovery


  • B.S., Hebrew University of Jerusalem , 1968
  • M.Sc., Hebrew University of Jerusalem , 1969
  • Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Isarel , 1974

Selected Publication

  • M.A. Lemmon and J. Schlessinger. Cell signaling by receptor tyrosine kinases. Cell 141, 1117-1134 (2010).

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • AACR International Award for Cancer(2010) , Penzcoller Foundation
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