Director, Division of Research
Jonathan Gitlin is MBL’s Director of the Division of Research and a Senior Scientist. He received his B.S. and M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his residency and fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining the MBL he was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, Washington University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University where he served as the James C. Overall Professor & Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He is interested in the interplay of the environment and the genome in early human development and his research utilizes zebrafish as a model for understanding human disease, environmental adaptation and evolutionary biodiversity. Dr. Gitlin is the author of more than 150 papers and has received numerous professional honors including the E. Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Research, Chancellor’s Hartwell Prize from Washington University and an NIH Merit Award. He is a fellow of the AAAS and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.