Gordon Huggins

Gordon Huggins

Gordon Huggins
Home Town
Concord, MA
Prior Degrees

Boston University, BA Chemistry [minors in French & Biology]
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, MD

Sackler Program(s)
Cell, Genetics

What is the ultimate goal of your research?

To see the clinical application (in some way) of my work that will help alleviate suffering.

What excites you about your research?

It’s cool. Corny I realize, but studying something more complicated and sophisticated than that made by the hands of man is thrilling.

What do you like best about Sackler students?

Their commitment to Science.

What qualities distinguish the Sackler School from other graduate schools?

The Sackler School, by which I mean the Sackler students that embody the school, lives in the interface between what is known and what is unknown.

What do you do to relax?

Athletics (Ice Hockey and this year Biking), long walks with my wife and two Miniature Australian Shepherds, TV night, dinner with the family, and Mississippi Mud ice cream from Bedford Farms.

What is your favorite Boston restaurant?

I rarely venture into Boston for a restaurant- our local favorite is Dalya’s Restaurant followed by Bedford Farms Ice Cream (nicely situated right next to each other).

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development