Alex Harding is an associate and focuses on forming companies based on breakthrough science with the potential to transform therapies for patients with the most serious and intractable illnesses. He is also a practicing physician who sees patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Prior to joining Atlas in 2018, Alex completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received an MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. He was awarded the W. Barry Wood Student Research Award for his research describing a novel water purification process using psoralens to block DNA transcription and replication in pathogenic organisms. He graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and was a summer associate at SR One, a corporate life sciences venture capital firm. He completed his undergraduate education at Yale University, where he received a BA magna cum laude in history with distinction for his thesis on the Cuban medical system.
Alex founded a non-profit company called Water Ecuador, which provided clean and affordable drinking water to thousands of people in a low-income, rural region in Ecuador. He speaks Spanish fluently. Outside of work, he plays rugby and enjoys exploring around Boston with his wife.