Eric Lander - core institute member and founding director emeritus

Eric Lander is a core institute member and founding director emeritus of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He served as President and Founding Director from Broad's inception until 2021. A geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician, Lander was one of the principal leaders of the international Human Genome Project from 1990 to 2003.

Eric S. Lander, Broad Institute Director

A professor of biology at MIT and professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, Lander is committed to attracting, teaching and mentoring a new generation of scientists to fulfill the promise of genomic insights to benefit human health.

From 2008 to 2016 he informed public policy as co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

This page offers links to key scientific publications; courseware, which is freely available through MIT edX; public policy; op-eds; perspectives; and to selected news items and interviews.


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