Kevin Eggan is currently a Professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University, a principal investigator at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and an Institute member at the Broad Institute’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research. As a young investigator in the burgeoning field of stem cell biology, Dr. Eggan garnered international recognition for his seminal work and a number of high profile awards for his creativity and productivity, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” in 2006. In 2009, he was selected as one of 50 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientists who received six years of dedicated support to conduct transformative research. His current research applies stem cell technologies to study the mechanisms through which genetic variants confer risk for psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.
In 1996, Dr. Eggan received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois. He completed a two-year predoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, before pursuing his doctoral studies in biology at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There he actively pursued projects focused on cloning, stem cells, and reprogramming after nuclear transfer under the guidance of genetics pioneer Rudolf Jaenisch. After completing his doctoral studies in 2002, Eggan stayed in Jaenisch’s lab for one year of postdoctoral collaboration with Richard Axel from Columbia University. In 2003, he moved to Harvard University as an independent Junior Fellow and then became an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2005. In 2013 he was promoted to the Rank of Full Professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, the first Harvard academic department to span the Medical School and School of Arts and Sciences.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM