Meet the Innovators Under 35

Evan Macosko, Harvard Medical School

A breakthrough in probing how cells create complex tissues and organs.

Evan Macosko, Instuctor, Harvard Medical School

Evan Macosko is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and attending psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2009, he earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Rockefeller University in the lab of Cori Bargmann, and an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2010. He completed a residency in psychiatry at MGH and McLean Hospital in 2014, while simultaneously pursuing postdoctoral training with Steven McCarroll at Harvard Medical School. There, he developed a method, Drop-seq, to profile gene expression at single-cell resolution across whole brain tissues. In the fall of 2016, he will start his own lab at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, where he plans to continue to use novel molecular approaches to more deeply understand how brain function is disrupted in major psychiatric diseases.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.