Dr. Hormoz obtained his PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University. His postdoctoral studies were conducted jointly as a theoretical physicist at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (UCSB), and as an experimental biologist at Caltech. He is an Assistant Professor with the department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and the department of Data Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is also an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and affiliated with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Harvard Cancer Center.
His lab works on uncovering the dynamics of cell state transitions during development and in diseases such as cancer. To do so, his lab develops new technologies for measuring the molecular state of individual cells and synthetic platforms for recording a cell's history in its own DNA. His lab also develops new computational frameworks to analyze the large data sets generated from these technologies.
Dr. Hormoz is an avid mountaineer and has climbed in the Himalayas and the Andes ranges. He has traveled extensively in remote areas, from rainforests of Papua New Guinea to deserts of North Africa. He is also trained as a research scuba diver and has dove at various locations across the globe.