The Broad Institute

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
The Broad Institute

Our goal is to understand how naturally occurring human genetic variation protects (or predisposes) some people to cardiovascular and metabolic disease—the leading cause of death in the world—and to use that information to develop therapies that can protect the entire population from disease.

Sridhar Ramaswamy, MD

Sridhar Ramaswamy, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
The Broad Institute

Metastatic cancers are the major reason for treatment failure in the clinic, but we lack a detailed understanding of how primary tumors metastasize, why these secondary tumors are relatively drug resistant, and what enables cancer cells to remain dormant and then cause disease relapse many years after apparently curative treatment. We are taking a multidisciplinary approach to attack these fundamental and related problems. Our major goal is to identify important cancer gene networks that are essential in human cancer progression, to guide the development and clinical use of new cancer drugs and diagnostics.