Frank J. SlackPhD
Dr. Frank Slack is the Director of the Institute for RNA Medicine in the Department of Pathology at BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School. The Slack laboratory studies the roles of microRNAs and their targets in cancer, development, and aging. He started work on microRNAs as a postdoctoral fellow in Gary Ruvkun’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School, where he co-discovered the second known microRNA, let-7, and the first known human microRNA. Dr. Slack received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa before completing his Ph.D. in molecular biology at Tufts University School of Medicine.