Tarun Kapoor graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biology in 1993. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1998 from Harvard University and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. He came to Rockefeller in 2001 as assistant professor and was named associate professor in 2005 and professor in 2008. Tarun received the 2012 Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award from The Protein Society and a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award in 2008. In 2003 he was named a Pew Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences.