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News / 11.4.11

Broad Institute welcomes 135 associate members

By Haley Bridger, Broad Communications

Today, the Broad Institute announced associate member appointments for 135 faculty members from its partner institutions. Associate members hold primary appointments in a home department at MIT, Harvard University, and/or one of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals (including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital) while at the same time being deeply involved in the scientific life and work of the Broad Institute.

The Broad Institute’s faculty consists of core members and associate members; both play a crucial role in the Broad’s scientific programs and activities. The newly appointed associated members began their two-year terms in October, joining 36 senior associate members whose four-year terms began in 2010. Associate members are deeply engaged in the scientific life of the Broad and attend meetings, participate in scientific planning, and lead critical Broad projects.

“Associate members are an integral part of the Broad Institute,” said David Altshuler, a founding core member of the Broad and the Institute’s chief academic officer. “They share in, and in many cases lead the Broad’s most important scientific projects. I'm thrilled that these wonderful colleagues are a part of the Broad.”

Broad associate members play important roles in the institute’s leadership and scientific community. They work with Broad staff, faculty and trainees to develop collaborative projects, many of which utilize the Broad’s unique platforms and state-of-the-art capabilities. All Broad faculty members (core and associate) maintain full teaching and administrative duties at their home institutions. Associate members maintain their primary lab at their home institution, although they may have additional space at Broad to support collaborative research projects.