Eric Lander - President and Founding Director
Eric Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician, Lander was one of the principal leaders of the international Human Genome Project from 1990 to 2003.
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.