Howard Green

Faculty member of the Department until 1970 who joined as immunologist, then changed to cell biology and became a pioneer in the use of cell lines in culture for the definition of the in vitro properties of malignant cells. Green became Professor of Cell Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then went to Harvard Medical School in 1980 as Chairman of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology until 1993. Since then he has been the George Higginson Professor in the Department of Cell Biology. Green developed the use of keratinocytes for the regeneration of epidermis on burn patients, the first therapeutic use of cultured cells. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Republic of France.