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The Altshuler laboratory is focused on discovering and understanding the genetic causes of disease. In particular, investigators use a variety of genetic tools, methods, and databases, lab members look for genes and SNPs related to Type 2 diabetes. As these loci are identified, investigators seek to identify the functions of each gene loci and the role each has in the Type 2 diabetes process.

Primary Investigator

David Altshuler, PhD, MD

Deputy Director and Chief Academic Officer
Director, Program in Medical and Population Genetics
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Professor of Genetics
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Department of Molecular Biology
Diabetes Unit, Department of Medicine
Center for Human Genetic Research
Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact Info

Stefan Reed, Administrative Assistant (Broad)

Elizabeth Luise, Administrative Assistant (MGH)