John M. Higgins MDProfessor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
John Higgins is Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research group in the MGH Center for Systems Biology studies the dynamics of human pathophysiologic processes by developing mechanistic mathematical models of complex human disease phenotypes and how they change over time. He is also a Board-certified Clinical Pathologist with diagnostic expertise in hemoglobinopathies, disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis, and immune function. After undergraduate study at Princeton University, he worked for several years as a computer software engineer at The MathWorks, Vermeer Technologies, and Microsoft . He then received an MD from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and completed residency training in Clinical Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.