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David Altshuler

David Altshuler is leaving the Broad Institute of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to join Vertex Pharmaceuticals as executive VP, global research and chief scientific officer. Altshuler was one of the four founding members of the Broad and has served as deputy director and chief academic officer since 2009. He also is currently a professor of genetics and medicine at Harvard Medical School and an adjunct professor of biology at MIT.

Altshuler has resigned from his position as a Vertex director and will begin his new role at the firm in early 2015.