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Christine E. Seidman, M.D.

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Dr. Seidman has extensive scientific experience relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry, including being the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center. In addition, her role leading the Seidman Laboratory, a research laboratory that focuses on integrating clinical medicine and molecular technologies to define disease-causing gene mutations and genetic variations that increase disease risk, provides Dr. Seidman with managerial experience relevant to scientific research. The recipient of many honors, Dr. Seidman was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

Career highlights

Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard University)

  • Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics (2005-present)
  • Professor of Medicine and Genetics (1998-2005)
  • Professor of Medicine (1997-1998)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, non-profit medical research organization

  • Investigator (1994-present)

Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Center (1992-present)
  • Attending physician, Cardiovascular Division (1987-present)