Director, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers
Director, Center for DNA Damage and Repair
The Fuller-American Cancer Society Professor
Harvard Medical School
Department of Radiation Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Alan D’Andrea is internationally known for his research in the area of DNA damage and DNA repair. Dr. D’Andrea is currently the Fuller-American Cancer Society Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Center for DNA Damage and Repair at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A recipient of numerous academic awards, he is a former Stohlman Scholar of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and serves on their Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. He recently served as Chairman of the Career Development Selection Committee of the LLS, and Chairman of the NIH Molecular and Cellular Hematology Study Section. He is a Distinguished Clinical Investigator of the Doris Duke Charitable Trust, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also the recipient of the 2001 E. Mead Johnson Award, the highest award in Pediatric Research, and the 2012 G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award from the American Association for Cancer Research. He is also currently the Team Leader of the Stand Up To Cancer-Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance-National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Dream Team Translational Research Grant. Through his work on DNA Repair Biomarkers, he participates in a wide range of clinical trials, largely focused on ovarian, breast, prostate, and bladder cancers. In 2017, he became the Director of the Susan Smith Center for Women’s Cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.