Raghu Kalluri was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Genetics. He 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. Dr. Kalluri was a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and studied immunology and organ fibrosis. In 1997, he moved to Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and as a faculty member based in the Department of Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2000, he was named Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Matrix Biology. In 2006, this program became the Division of Matrix Biology and Dr. Kalluri was appointed the Chief of the Division and subsequently 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. In 2012, Dr. Kalluri moved to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center as the Chairman and Professor of Cancer Biology and Director of the Metastasis Research Center. Dr. Kalluri is the recipient of four mentorship awards and teaching awards from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is also the recipient of research excellence awards for his work on basement membranes and extracellular matrix as related to fibrosis and cancer progression. He has published over 235 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Kalluri has trained 65 postdoctoral fellows, 11 graduate students, and 56 undergraduate students. Fifty-one of his trainees hold academic positions around the world. Dr. Kalluri teaches 1st year core courses for graduate students and medical students. He is the past co-director of the Scholars in Medicine course for the 1st year HMS medical students. He serves on science and health advisory panels in the USA and European Union and on the editorial boards of several academic journals in biology and medicine. He was Senior Editor of Cancer Research between 2006-2009. His laboratory is broadly interested in the study of cell and tissue microenvironment and its impact on cancer progression and tissue fibrosis.
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