Soumya Raychaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D.
Soumya Raychaudhuri is an institute member of the Broad Institute and serves as the director for the Center for Data Sciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Raychaudhuri is a professor of medicine and an associate professor of biomedical informatics at HMS, in addition to his role as a visiting professor in genetics at the University of Manchester. Additionally he is a clinically active rheumatologist and sees patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center.
Raychaudhuri has used genetics, genomics, and human immunology to define the basis of rheumatoid arthritis and other immune-mediated diseases. He is one of the leaders of the International Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis consortium, which has identified over 100 risk alleles. He has also been at the forefront of devising statistical and computational methods to localize genetic association signals to causal variants, and to interpret human genetic data in the context of functional information. Raychaudhuri currently has active research programs in the human genetics and functional genomics of tuberculosis, type I diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, with a specific focus on using single cell genomic strategies to understand tissue inflammation and the role played by CD4+ T cells and fibroblasts. He is a member of the ENCODE, TBRU, and AMP RA/SLE consortia. He is the recipient of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award and the Henry Kunkel Young Investigator award from the American College of Rheumatology, and he is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Raychaudhuri completed his undergraduate degrees in biophysics and mathematics from SUNY Buffalo. He went on to join the Stanford University Medical Scientist Training Program where he completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He pursued clinical training in internal medicine, followed by subspecialty training in rheumatology at BWH. He concurrently completed postdoctoral training in human genetics at the Broad Institute with Mark Daly. In 2010, he launched his laboratory and joined the faculties of the BWH Divisions of Genetics and Rheumatology.