Barrett J. Rollins, MD, PhD
Dr. Rollins received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, and his MD and PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. He came to Dana-Farber in 1983, serving first as a clinical, then a postdoctoral research fellow. Since joining the faculty in 1989, Dr. Rollins has worked in the area of inflammation and cancer. He is the Linde Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Scientific Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Rollins' research investigates the effects of inflammation on the development and progression of cancer. His laboratory helped identify the molecular signals that direct the movement and activation of white blood cells during inflammatory responses and discovered that some of these same signals stimulate cancer growth. His group also identified the first genomic abnormality in a rare childhood neoplasm, Langerhans cell histiocytosis.