David Walt, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology · Brigham and Women's Hospital
Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute · Harvard Medical School
Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, 60 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA
David R. Walt is the Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically-Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Core Faculty Member of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. Dr. Walt is the Scientific Founder of Illumina Inc., Quanterix Corp., Ultivue Inc., and several other life sciences companies. In addition to his lab’s fundamental work on single molecules, his lab develops new diagnostics technologies and applies them to pressing clinical problems.
Dr. Walt is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the National Academy of Inventors. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2017 American Chemical Society Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success, the 2016 Ralph Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry, the 2014 American Chemical Society Gustavus John Esselen Award, the 2013 Analytical Chemistry Spectrochemical Analysis Award, the 2013 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award, and the 2010 ACS National Award for Creative Invention.
Dr. Walt received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in chemical biology from SUNY at Stony Brook, and did postdoctoral studies at MIT.