The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT located in Cambridge, Mass., is a new research collaboration among MIT, Harvard University and Harvard's affiliated hospitals, including the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Already recognized for its accomplishments in applying the power of genomics to important biomedical problems, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT is led by Eric S. Lander, Ph.D., a principal leader of the Human Genome Project.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a renowned research and educational institution with a rich tradition of studying cancer in animals through the use of cancer viruses and genetically altered mice. It is also highly regarded in the fields of whole-genome-based analysis of DNA, bioinformatics and RNAi methods. Founded in 1890, it is headed by Bruce Stillman, Ph.D., a leading specialist in DNA replication.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the nation's preeminent center for research, education and patient care focused exclusively on cancer. The Center's president and CEO is Harold Varmus, M.D., a recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking research into the genetic basis of cancer. Dr. Varmus is a former Director of the National Institutes of Health and a founder of the Public Library of Science, a model for providing open access to scientific publications.
The Rockefeller University is an internationally recognized basic research institution that today brings a strong and steadily growing emphasis to addressing fundamental questions about cancer from perspectives that span a wide range of scientific disciplines. It is headed by Paul Nurse, Ph.D., a 2001 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine whose research focuses on the molecular machinery that drives cell division and controls cell shape.
Weill Cornell Medical College is one of the nation's top-ranked clinical and medical
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