Jared Rowe, MD, PhD
Residency: Boston Combined Residency Program
Research Interests: Tolerance as it applies to normal and cancer immunology and immunotherapy
Jared majored in genetics, cell biology, and development at the University of Minnesota, and graduated summa cum laude with distinction prior to embarking on a seven-year MD/PhD in immunology at the same school. His exceptional research focused on how the normal changes in immune suppression during pregnancy, which occur to accommodate foreign fetal antigens, impact host defense to prenatal pathogens. He showed that the increase in maternal immune-suppressive regulatory T-cells creates a pregnancy-specific defect in host defense that is exploited by pathogens such as listeria. His work won every research prize and honor at Minnesota and led to a phenomenal 18 publications, including eight first author papers in top tier journals such as Nature, Cell Host & Microbe, and the Journal of Immunology. He is fast-tracking in the Integrated Research Pathway within Boston Children Hospital’s Division of Immunology on a patient with immunodeficiency and a defect in mannosidase.