Advisory Board: Bios
H. Robert Horvitz, PhD, Chairman Venture Partner
Dr. Horvitz joined the MIT Department of Biology faculty in 1978 and was named David H. Koch Professor of Biology in 2000. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from Harvard University. Dr. Horvitz is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience. Dr. Horvitz received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering and characterizing genes controlling programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, findings that have provided the basis for understanding many aspects of human biology and disease.