Student Profile - Kasper Lage
EMBA Class of
Kasper Lage is a director of bioinformatics at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. His research group has developed computational technologies that are widely used to interpret genomic data and he has discovered specific genes involved in cancers, as well as reproductive and cardiovascular disorders. He consults for several pharma companies, serves on the Research Computation Oversight Committee of Partners Healthcare, the Leadership Group of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and has been involved in several biotech startups in translational genetics that have attracted more than $22 million in funding.
Why This Program?
“Science, particularly the field of genomics, is becoming a consortium-driven endeavor, which requires managerial skills as well as the ability to lead large cross-disciplinary teams. I wanted an MBA to learn managerial theory and the practical aspects of managing and motivating people. Looking into EMBA programs, this was by far the most exciting because of the experienced cohort, the diversity of students, and the collaborative environment. I was blown away by the students as well as the level of engagement of the faculty. I also came here for the quantitative focus, as leaders need to know how to use, harness and leverage data to reach better business outcomes. And the Action Learning aspect means students immediately apply what they learn. I was very excited to be part of this program to become a better leader and entrepreneur.”