Lester Wolfe Professor of Molecular Biology Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

Matthew Vander Heiden is the Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and a Professor in the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is also an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and an Instructor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Vander Heiden received his MD and PhD degree from the University of Chicago.  He also completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute prior to completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.  His laboratory studies how metabolism is regulated to meet the needs of cells in different physiological situations with a focus on understanding the role of metabolism in cancer.