A generous gift from Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverly Sackler (pictured to the right ) allowed the establishment of an institute for the biological, physical and engineering sciences in the fall of 2008. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences brings together faculty from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The School of Medicine, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences enabling transformative research and teaching initiatives. Members of the Sackler Institute are committed to a new paradigm that transcends traditional boundaries both between disciplines and between research, teaching, and learning. We have a variety of programs set in place that showcase the innovative ways in which we achieve this.
Currently, there are 50 faculty members across 20 departments affiliated with the Institute. Many of the faculty have ongoing research collaborations, which focus on exploring a variety of exciting problems in biology using quantitative, physical approaches.
INSTITUTE RESEARCH THRUSTS
The research of Institute faculty encompass a broad range of time and length scales and frequently bring together wet lab work with theory, computation, and modeling. Labs affiliated with the Institute explore one or more of the following research thrusts:
- cellular shape and motion
- force generation and sensing
- systems and synthetic biology
- informatics & data mining
- cell fate
- modeling biological processes
- biomaterials and bioinspired design
- method development
Current initiatives of the Sackler Institute are closely coordinated with Yale’s Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology (IGPPEB).