David R. Liu

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

David R. Liu, PhD, is the Richard Merkin Professor and Director of the Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and vice chair of the faculty at the Broad Institute. He is also Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Liu’s major research interests include the evolution and intracellular delivery of proteins with therapeutic potential and the development and application of genome editing agents. Liu graduated first in his class at Harvard in 1994; in 2015 he was named one of the top twenty translational researchers in the world in 2015 by Nature Biotechnology, and one of the ten most influential scientists of 2017 by Nature.