Evan Macosko is a physician-scientist who wants to decode mental illness by using novel, high-throughput techniques to analyze brain cells.
Amit Khera hopes to prevent heart attacks by understanding the genetic mutations behind cardiovascular disease.
Ashlee Earl wants to understand how lethal, drug-resistant bacteria flourish and spread, with the goal of finding novel intervention strategies.
Daniel Neafsey is the associate director of the Broad’s Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases. Dan is an expert in mosquitoes and their role in transmitting some of the world’s deadliest diseases, such as malaria and dengue. By unraveling mosquito biology, Dan hopes to learn which drugs, insecticides, and vaccines are likely to work—and why.
Elinor Karlsson is the director of the Broad’s vertebrate genomics group. She studies dog genetics as a window into the pathways involved in psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases shared by people and pooches, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Viktor Adalsteinsson runs the Cancer Program’s blood biopsy team—a group of scientists, engineers, oncologists, and computational biologists that develops technologies to monitor the progression of cancer and other diseases through a simple blood draw.