Eric Lander

Eric Lander

Eric S. Lander, Ph.D. is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician, he has played a pioneering role in the reading, understanding, and biomedical application of the human genome. He was a principal leader of the Human Genome Project.

Lander is professor of biology at MIT and professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School. Eric has served as a science advisor to the federal government in both Republican and Democratic administrations. From 2009 to 2017, he served as co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Lander’s honors include the MacArthur Fellowship, Gairdner Foundation Award, Dan David Prize, and Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.