Chris Sander, Ph.D., received a Master's Degree in physics from Berkeley, followed by a Ph.D. at SUNY, Stony Brook in theoretical physics. He did a postdoc in molecular biology at the Weizmann Institute. He was the founding Director and Department Chair of the Computational Biology Center and Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2002-2015, after which he joined HMS as a Professor-in-Residence of Cell Biology. He is the Director of cBio Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The overall goal of the Sander lab is to solve biological problems using quantitative methods from bioinformatics, statistical physics, data sciences, statistics, computer science, and mathematics. We apply these computational methods to build predictive network models of molecular and cell-cell interactions, to support cancer precision medicine, and to make discoveries in structural and evolutionary biology.