Dr. Mukherjee is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and a Staff Physician at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction, The Laws of Medicine, and The Gene: An Intimate History. Dr. Mukherjee’s laboratory seeks to understand the biology of blood development, with a special interest in malignant and premalignant blood diseases, with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies. Dr. Mukherjee trained as a hematologist and oncologist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mukherjee obtained a D.Phil. in immunology from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.