The gift will propel HMS on its mission to transform human health by catalyzing basic discovery and translation into next-generation precision therapies. It will do so by supporting four key areas:
- A therapeutics initiative to enhance the impact of fundamental curiosity-driven research and catalyze the development of new therapies
- Fertile intellectual communities to integrate data science and artificial intelligence capabilities and applications and the recruitment of promising bioengineers, physicists, quantitative analysts and computational biologists.
- A Collaborative Grants Program to inspire cross-disciplinary research collaborations across the Harvard life sciences ecosystem
- The Blavatnik Harvard Life Lab Longwood to provide incubator space for early-stage, high-potential biotech start-ups