Raghu Kalluri, M.D.

Director & Scientific Co-Founder

Raghu Kalluri is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Cancer Biology and the Director of the Metastasis Research Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he also holds the Rebecca and Joseph Brown Endowed Chair. CPRIT funding helped bring Dr. Kalluri to Texas from Harvard Medical School in 2012.

Dr. Kalluri received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and his M.D. degree from Brown University Medical School. He was a postdoctoral fellow and a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and performed research in areas of immunology and organ fibrosis. In 1997, he moved to Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and as a faculty based in the Department of Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Subsequently, Kalluri was appointed the Chief of the Division of Matrix Biology and promoted to Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He held appointments in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at HMS, Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Stem Cell Institute and was a research fellow of the HMS Peabody Society.

Kalluri has trained more than 70 postdoctoral fellows and 20 graduate students in his career. He is a fellow of American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, Kalluri serves on science and health advisory panels in the U.S. and European Union and on the editorial boards of several academic journals representing biology and medicine.