Alex Shalek

Alex Shalek, Ph.D.

Core Member, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), MIT
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Extramural Member, The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Member, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Assistant in Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor, Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

Alex K. Shalek, PhD, (pronouns: he/him/his) received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in chemical physics under the guidance of Hongkun Park, and performed postdoctoral training under Hongkun Park and Aviv Regev (Broad/MIT). His lab’s research is directed towards the development and application of new approaches to elucidate cellular and molecular features that inform tissue-level function and dysfunction across the spectrum of human health and disease. Dr. Shalek and his work have received numerous honors including a NIH New Innovator Award, a Beckman Young Investigator Award, a Searle Scholar Award, a Pew-Stewart Scholar Award, the Avant-Garde (DP1 Pioneer) Award from the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry, as well as the 2019-2020 Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award at MIT and the 2020 HMS Young Mentor Award.