George Q. Daley is the dean of Harvard Medical School and the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine at HMS. He is an internationally recognised leader in stem cell science and cancer biology and a longtime member of the HMS faculty whose work spans the fields of basic science and clinical medicine. He has been professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at HMS since 2010 and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008. In July 2016, he became the Robert A. Stranahan Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at HMS. He previously held, as its inaugural incumbent, the Samuel E. Lux, IV Chair in Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Daley’s research focuses on the use of mouse and human disease models to identify mechanisms that underlie blood disorders and cancer. His lab aims to define fundamental principles of how stem cells contribute to tissue regeneration and repair and improve drug and transplantation therapies for patients with malignant and genetic bone marrow disease. He was an inaugural winner of the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for highly innovative research (2004).