Finny Kuruvilla

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About me

My wife Laura, our six sons, daughter, and I live in the Boston, Massachusetts area. I work with a group called Eventide in socially responsible and values-based investing.  In addition, I am the founder and a current board member of Sattler College, a Christian college located in downtown Boston.


I completed a combined MD-PhD program at Harvard Medical School in 2003 (HST Society and the MSTP fellowship). I did my PhD in Harvard's Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology with Stuart Schreiber. After my MD-PhD, I did my residency and fellowship at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Next I worked at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in Medical & Population Genetics where I did research with David Altshuler and Mark Daly.

Because of an interest in signals and systems theory, I did a Masters at MIT with George Verghese who is in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

In 1995 I completed my undergraduate studies at Caltech where I majored in chemistry. My research advisors were John Abelson and Peter Dervan.


I have been a practicing Christian for many years. I fellowship with a church called Followers of the Way. I have a keen interest in biblical interpretation and church history, for the purpose of fostering a strong and vibrant church today. My interests also include ante-Nicene Christianity, Reformation and Anabaptist history, and the Great Awakenings of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. 


My personal experience with Christianity

Questions I have wrestled with

Recommended reading on Christianity

Various essays my wife and I have written

Healthy eating and plant-based diets

Some of my favorite quotations