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Founded in 2003 and launched in 2004, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard grew from two different groundbreaking organizations - a flagship center for the Human Genome Project and an innovative institute pioneering new approaches in chemistry and human biology. The Broad Institute defines a new collaborative model for biomedical research -- bringing together extraordinary scientists across Harvard, MIT, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals. The Broad Institute’s faculty are all faculty members of MIT, Harvard or one of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals. They are full citizens of their home institutions – including having full teaching and other responsibilities.

The Broad faculty consists of Institute Members and Associate Members. In addition, Program and Platform Directors bringing the expertise and organization to collaborate on challenging projects that could not be done within a single research laboratory. The unique cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary culture of the Broad Institute requires an institutional leadership team committed to empowering everyone to contribute their diverse talents to the singular purpose of transforming medicine. In addition to our internal leadership, we benefit from the stewardship and commitment of a world-class Board of Directors and Board of Scientific Counselors.