Gordon Huggins, MD

Gordon Huggins, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine



BA, Chemistry, Boston University
MD, Pritzker School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard School of Public Health


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper, 7th Floor
Laboratory: Tupper, 7th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2807
Lab Phone: 617-636-2809
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Clinical & Translational Science, Genetics


Research Synopsis

Identifying regulators of muscle cell formation holds promise for a greater understanding of congenital heart diseases and stem cell therapies. Our laboratory studies transcriptional regulators that control heart muscle cell development and how reactivation of these same regulators causes the failing post-natal heart to weaken. Further, we are exploring common human polymorphisms that may contribute to heart disease and obesity. Defining mechanisms of gene regulation in the heart and genetic contributors to disease holds promise to improve our understanding of heart failure, an epidemic with implications for the health and well-being of all societies.


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

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research