Chad Cowan

Dr Chad Cowan is an associate professor at Harvard University in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and at Massachusetts General Hospital, with appointments in the Center for Regenerative Medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Center and the Center for Human Genetics Research. He is an associate member of the Broad Institute and aprincipal faculty member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, where he directs the Diabetes Disease Program and the iPS Cell Core Facility.Chad has led or been a member of several large efforts to use stem cells to better understand disease, including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Next Gen iPS Cell Project and the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium. More recently, Chad has focused on using genome editing tools as therapeutics.
Chad received his BA and BS, with honors, from the University of Kansas. He received his PhD from the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, garnering the Nominata award for most outstanding thesis. He subsequently completed a Damon Runyon fellowship with Professor Douglas Melton at Harvard University. He was named a Stowers Medical Investigator in 2006 and has been faculty member at Harvard University since 2008.
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