Celebrating Broad’s 20th Anniversary

In 2004, the Broad Institute was founded with an ambitious goal: to leverage the newly sequenced human genome and fulfill the promise of genomic medicine. We celebrate 20 years of progress toward understanding the roots of disease and narrowing the gap between new biological insights and impact for human health.

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Our origins

Join us on Wednesday June 5, 2024 at 3:00 pm for Origin Stories: How Broad’s earliest days sparked two decades of innovation. This story-telling event will feature some of Broad’s longest-serving scientists and other team members whose pioneering work on the Human Genome Project, the International HapMap Project, and other efforts built the foundation for the approach to research and community that still define the Broad Institute today. 

Eric Lander, Sheila Dodge, Stacey Gabriel, Todd Golub and others will share stories of how uncertainty, scrappiness, vision, struggle, and teamwork were key to Broad’s early successes and are still reflected in the institute’s research and culture.

Image on the left: Eli and Edythe Broad tour the Stanley Building as it was under construction in 2013. The Stanley Building added 375,000 square feet to Broad’s campus and allowed Broadies who had been conducting research in separate buildings to come together. In 2025, Broad will open an additional facility around the corner, increasing Broad’s presence in Kendall Square to nearly one million square feet of lab and office space. Credit: Kelly Davidson


Poster session

Our future

As we reflect on our scientific accomplishments from the last 20 years, we also look forward to the next frontiers in biomedicine in search of new innovations that will move us closer to making transformational impacts in the clinic. 

Watch this space for more events, essays, and news that look ahead to where Broad research is headed over the next two decades.

Image on the left: Researchers shared their work at BroadConnect Poster Day in 2022, which brought together nearly 90 posters and 900 Broadies from across the institute, including many early-career scientists. Credit: Anthem Multimedia