Chair John Quackenbush Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

John Quackenbush

Congratulations to Dr. John Quackenbush, Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Computational Biology and Informatics and department chair, who has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)! Membership is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service. Dr. Quackenbush was named to NAM for being a pioneer in computational and systems biology and reproducible research with a record of continuous innovation. His recent work bridges the gap between genetics and gene regulation, giving unprecedented insight into human health and disease, including how a person’s sex influences disease risk and response to therapy.Analyzing vast bodies of genomic data, his research group has studied patterns of gene expression in cancer, with the goal of elucidating the networks and pathways involved in the disease’s development and progression.NAM is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that work outside of government to provide objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health. Read the National Academy of Medicine press release: National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Membersper the Harvard Chan School’s featured story.