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Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D.
Paul C. Cabot Professor, Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Raju Kucherlapati is the Paul C. Cabot Professor in the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics. He is also a professor in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kucherlapati was the first Scientific Director of the Harvard Medical School-Partners Healthcare Center for Genetics and Genomics. His research focuses on cancer genetics.

Raju is an Independent Non-Executive Director at PureTech Health and sits on PureTech Health’s Scientific Advisory Board. He was a founder and formerly a Board member of Abgenix (acquired by Amgen), and Millennium Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Takeda)

Dr. Kucherlapati’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School is involved in cloning and characterization of human disease genes with a focus on human syndromes with a significant cardiovascular involvement, use of genetic/genomic approaches to understand the biology of cancer and the generation and characterization of genetically modified mouse models for cancer and other human disorders.

During 1989-2001, Dr. Kucherlapati was the Lola and Saul Kramer Professor of Molecular Genetics and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He was previously a professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He began his research as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemical Sciences at Princeton University. He has chaired numerous NIH committees and served on the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research and the NCI Mouse Models for Human Cancer Consortium. He is also a member of the Cancer Genome Atlas project of the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a member of Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues during the Obama administration. Dr. Kucherlapati received his BS and MS in Biology from universities in India, and he received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana, as well as conducting post-doctoral work at Yale University.

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