David Pellman, M.D.

Dr. Pellman is the Margaret M. Dyson professor of pediatric oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the associate director for basic science at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. His laboratory works to understand cell division and how cell division errors drive rapid evolution of the genome. His group has uncovered mechanistic explanations for catastrophic mutational processes underlying genome alterations in cancer. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Damon Runyon Scholar Award, the Stohlman Scholar Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, the E. Mead Johnson Award and an NIH MERIT Award. He was elected to the Association of American Physicians and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received his M.D. from the University of Chicago.