Rakesh Jain, Ph.D.
Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital Recipient, 2013 National Medal of Science
Dr. Jain is widely known for uncovering physical and physiological barriers to the delivery and efficacy of molecular, nano, and immuno-therapeutics; developing innovative strategies; and then translating these strategies from bench to bedside. He has mentored more than 200 doctoral and postdoctoral students; authored more than 700 publications that have been cited more than 100,000 times – making him among the top one percent of cited researchers in clinical medicine. Today, he is the Cook Professor of Tumor Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jain is the recipient of more than 90 awards, including the 2013 National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama for developing new ways to manipulate tumors. He holds the rare distinction of being a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, AND the National Academy of Medicine.
Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D.Emergency Room Physician, NASA Astronaut, and AquanautDr. Marshburn was selected by NASA in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College, North Carolina; a Masters in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia; a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University; and a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The North Carolina native is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS-127 and Expedition 34/35.Before […]
Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.2021 and 2016, United States Olympic Women’s Soccer Team – Team Physician2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Team USA – Team PhysicianFellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon – Knee, Shoulder, ElbowDr. Sameer Nagda is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He evaluates and surgically treats problems of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He has particular […]
Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served as a medical missionary in Liberia, West Africa, since 1995. His many contributions include caring for patients; training nurses, medical students and interns; leadership development; and helping to increase the hospital’s response to HIV and AIDS, including starting a counselling program for patients living with the virus. He is also helping to develop a Christian Family Practice Residency training program for Liberian doctors. Despite his […]
Pardis Sabeti, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health InstituteMember of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MITDr. Sabeti is a computational geneticist who has created some of the most widely used algorithms to mine genomes for instances of human adaptation and created powerful molecular tools to clarify their biology. In 2014, she was named a TIME magazine “Person of the Year” as an Ebola fighter and in 2015 was one of TIME’s 100 […]