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David M. Altshuler, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Molecular Biologist, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Genetics and of Medicine, Genetics and Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Contact Info

David Altshuler
Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Building #5238

Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: 617-726-5940
Fax: 617-726-5937
Email not available


Stefan Reed
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
75 Ames Street
Room 10007
Cambridge, MA, 02142
Phone: 617-726-5940

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Genetics
Prostate Cancer

Research Abstract

Dr. Altshulerís research focused on two main goals: to characterize and catalogue human genome sequence variation, and to apply these insights, data and methods to illuminate the inherited basis of common, polygenic diseases. Dr. Altshuler is currently principal investigator on grants or subcontracts contributing to the Haplotype Map of the human genome (NHGRI, NIH), the Cohort Consortium for Prostate and Breast Cancer (NCI), the Multiethnic Cohort (NCI), the Diabetes Genome Anatomy Project (NIDDK, NIH), and six other funded projects. In 2002 Dr. Altshuler was named a Clinical Scholar in Translational Research of the Burroughs Welcome Fund, a Charles E. Culpeper Scholar of the Rockefeller Brotherís Fund, and the Krane Award of the MGH. Dr. Altshuler is an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, Merck Research Laboratories, The Wellcome Trust, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


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