M.D., Ph.D., Chairman & Professor, Dept. of Cancer Biology, MD Anderson
In 2015, Kalluri’s lab at MD Anderson received widespread attention for a discovery that could lead to a blood test that detects pancreatic cancer at an early stage, before it spreads to other organs and becomes too difficult to treat. Kalluri received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and his M.D. degree from Brown University Medical School. 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.