MIT Forefront

Bruce Walker, MD

Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard; Professor of the Practice, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science

Dr. Bruce Walker is the founding director of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, a professor of the practice of medicine at MIT, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research focuses on how the body’s immune system fights back against viral infections, and why it sometimes loses that battle and sometimes wins. He is also the co-leader of the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR), a collaboration involving MIT, Harvard, Tufts, Boston University, and UMass and their teaching hospitals to respond to the Covid-19 crisis.