SOUMYA RAYCHAUDHURI, MD, PhD | GUEST SPEAKER

SOUMYA RAYCHAUDHURI, MD, PhDDr Soumya Raychaudhuri is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, within the Divisions of Genetics and Rheumatology. He also is an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and a Professor in Genetics at the University of Manchester.

Dr. Raychaudhuri completed a BA in mathematics and a BS in biophysics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then matriculated into the Stanford MSTP MD/PhD program, where he trained with Dr. Russ Altman in biomedical informatics. In 2004 he began clinical training in internal medicine, and then went on to pursue subspecialty training in rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He concurrently completed postdoctoral training in human genetics at the Broad Institute with Dr. Mark Daly.

Since joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2010, he has contributed to the understanding of the genetic basis of rheumatoid arthritis and other immune-mediated diseases. He has also been at the forefront of devising statistical and computational methods to localize genetic association signals to causal variants, and to interpret human genetic data in the context of functional information. Additionally he is clinically active and sees patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Arthritis Center. He has published over 80 papers, and is currently funded by the Arthritis Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health