Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D.
Professor and Scientific Director, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Kucherlapati is the Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics and professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He was the founding director of the Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and was a faculty member at Princeton University and the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. Prior to his Harvard appointment, Dr. Kucherlapati was the university professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He was involved in developing methods for gene targeting in mammalian cells, was a part of the Human Genome Project and The Cancer Genome Atlas Project of the National Institutes of Health. He was involved in cloning many human disease genes and understanding their genetic etiology. He was an editor-in-chief of the journal Genomics and served on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been involved in promoting personalized/precision medicine and started the annual Personalized Medicine Conferences at Harvard during 2004-2015. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Kucherlapati also served as a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues during the Obama administration.