Dr. Deborah Hung

Professor, Broad Institute

United States

Dr. Deborah Hung is Professor of Genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, a Core Faculty Member and Co-Director of the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, and an attending physician in infectious diseases and pulmonary & critical care medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. She is also the director of the NIAID-funded Center of Excellence in Translational Research that is focused on innovative technologies for antibiotic discovery. She works at the interface of chemical biology, genomics, and bacterial pathogenesis to establish new paradigms for an antibiotic based on the essential biology required for a pathogen to cause disease within the host. Using her training as a synthetic chemist, bacterial geneticist, and clinical physician, she explores approaches to disrupting the pathogen-host interaction.

Dr. Hung received her BA and PhD from Harvard University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in infectious disease and critical care medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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