Department of Cell Biology

Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D.

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

Joan Brugge

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.

Latest Lab News and Events

The lab cheering for Kung-Chi at the Boston Marathon. Way to go Kung-Chi!

Thumbs up to Klarisa and Mayura for presenting their work at the Harvard Research Associate Symposium!

Holiday celebration! Fabulous lunch and Yankee swap!  

Another fun lab outing to a Sox Game in Fenway Park!

Lab outing to a Sox Game in Fenway Park!

Our lab's breast single-cell atlas is now out in Developmental Cell. Congratulations to the lead authors, Kenneth Gray, Carman Li, Jennifer Rosenbluth, and Laura Selfors, as well as our collaborators!