Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D.

Director of the Ludwig Center, Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology


Dr. Brugge is currently Director of the Harvard Ludwig Cancer Center and Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. She received her B.S. degree from Northwestern University, Ph.D. degree from the Baylor College of Medicine, and postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado with Dr. Raymond Erikson. Prior to joining Harvard (Professor 1997-present, Department Chair 2004-2014), Dr. Brugge has held professorship at the State University of New York, Stony Brook (1979- 1988), and was an HHMI investigator/professor at the University of Pennsylvania (1989-1992). Dr. Brugge was also Scientific Director of the biotechnology company ARIAD (1992-1997).

Dr. Brugge has received the NIH Merit Award, American Cancer Society Research Professorship, ASCB Senior Career Recognition Award, as well as elected memberships in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine.


Lab News and Events

March 2018: Big congrats to Yaara for receiving the Rivkin Scientific Scholar Award

February 2018: Congratulations to Jon for starting his own metabolism lab soon in the University of Illinois at Chicago! Contact him if you are interested in joining his team. 

December 2017: Lab holiday celebration and farewell for Marcin. 

October 2017: Congratulations to Claudia Iavarone and Carman Li for being selected for short-talk presentations at the AACR meetings on ovarian cancer and mouse models of cancer, respectively.


September 2017: Congratulations to Marcin Iwanicki for starting his lab in Stevens Institute of Technology! He is recruiting lab members. Contact Marcin for information.

August 2017: Congratulations to Jonathan Coloff for his K22 Award and to Yannis Zervantonakis for his K99!  


July 2017: Our Dan Stover has opened his lab at Ohio State University. Congrats Dan!