Heber Nielsen, MD

Heber Nielsen, MD

Professor of Pediatrics



BA, Physics, Whitman College
MD, University of Utah School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: Floating Hospital, Room 296

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-5322

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Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

I no longer maintain an active research laboratory or accept dissertation students.

I remain active in graduate education through teaching, service on thesis committees and qualifying exam committees.

Research in my lab focused on mechanisms of normal development of the fetal lung and how this is interrupted in diseases of the newborn.


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