Loren Walensky Biography
Loren D. Walensky, MD, PhD, is a pediatric oncologist and cancer chemical biologist. He serves as a professor of cancer biology and pediatric oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. He is also the director of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program.
Loren Walensky Age
He is 52 years old as of 2020; he was born in 1968.
Loren Walensky Education
Dr. Walensky graduated as valedictorian from Princeton University in 1990, majoring in Chemistry (laboratory of Edward Taylor, PhD) and receiving a Certificate in Science Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has a MD and PhD (laboratory of Solomon Snyder, MD) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Loren Walensky Parents
There are no details available about his family.
Loren Walensky Wife
Loren is the husband of Rochelle Paula Walensky, the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. During an interview the said the best part of working in the same field is “we instinctively understand each other’s daily roller coaster ride, from the challenges and setbacks to the breakthroughs and moments of exhilaration. Whether our minds are preoccupied with the needs of a patient, designing the next experiment, or providing the best advice to a research trainee, we can always rely on each other for sound and reliable feedback.”
On December 7, 2020 she was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to the position of director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The love of my life for 25 years and counting @RWalensky has been nominated to lead @CDCgov at this critical moment. I am so grateful to @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and @Transition46 for their faith in this truly remarkable woman. She will work tirelessly to protect & save lives.
— Loren Walensky (@LorenWalensky) December 7, 2020
Loren Walensky Children
Walensky together with his wife are parents to three sons.
Loren Walensky Harvard
Loren is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program. He joined Harvard in 2003 as an instructor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School faculty.
Loren Walensky Dana-Farber
Walensky is a principal investigator and attending physician in the department of pediatric hematology/oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Children’s Hospital Boston. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Cancer Biology at Dana-Farber. He joined Dana-Farber in 2003.
Loren Walensky Lab
In 2006 Walensky founded his cancer chemical biology research laboratory, The Walensky laboratory where he serves as the principal investigator. Their research focuses on the chemical biology of deregulated apoptotic and transcriptional pathways in cancer.
According to their website, their studies “emphasize the chemical, structural, and cell biology of the BCL-2 family signaling network. We have developed and applied “stapled peptides” that preserve the structure of biologically-active domains as new chemical probes and prototype therapeutics to respectively dissect and target the BCL-2 family and other pathologic signaling pathways.”
Loren Walensky Email
His email is; [email protected]
Loren Walensky Awards
- Stand Up to Cancer Innovative Research Grant
- NIH Director’s Transformative RO1 Award
- Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
- Harvard Medical School Young Mentor Award
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Morse Award for Research Excellence
- The Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics
- The E. Mead Johnson Award for Pediatric Research
- NCI Outstanding Investigator R35 Award