Jacob M. Hooker, PhD

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If you see Jacob most of the year, he will look like this!

Jacob Hooker is an Associate Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Neuroscientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Directory of Radiochemistry at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.  He holds affiliate appointments at the Broad Institute and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Dr. Hooker grew up in Asheville NC, received his undergraduate degrees at NC State University and then completed his PhD in chemistry at UC Berkeley under the direction of Professor Matt Francis.  In 2007, he was named Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratory and worked with National Medal of Science recipient, Dr. Joanna Fowler, to develop new imaging methods for neuroscience.  In 2009, Dr. Hooker moved to Boston to begin is independent career at Harvard.  That same year he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Obama.  The citation from the President noted his strong scientific record and his unique commitment to science mentorship. He has since been recognized by several additional national awards.  Prof. Hooker currently serves as an Associate Editor for ACS Chemical Neuroscience, is a core faculty member for the MIT M+Vision Consortium and the Harvard Chemical Biology PhD program. 

 

 

If you meet Jacob in the winter, he will look more like this.