Zachary Hunter, Ph.D

Phone: 617-582-9031
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Zachary Hunter, PhD is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and has been with the Bing Center since 2003. There he coordinates the next generation sequencing and bioinformatic efforts for the group. His current research interests include familial predisposition, alternative splicing, and clonal evolution in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Dr. Hunter was instrumental in finding the MYD88 mutation in Waldenstrom. He continues to work in this area and is now researching next generation RNA sequencing to identify gene signatures associated with recurrent somatic mutations. He holds a BA in mathematics from Haverford College, a MA in Pathology from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Pathology from the Boston University School of Medicine, where his thesis research was with the Bing Center under Drs. Steven Treon of Dana-Farber and Christopher Andry of Boston University.