Charles J. Dimitroff
Dr. Dimitroff is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Associate Director for Laboratory Research in the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His Laboratory studies the nature of lectin – carbohydrate interactions and their impact in inflammation and cancer. His expertise in glycobiology serves as a basis for in vitro and in vivo analyses on mechanisms of tumor progression and adaptive immune responses. The Core Principle of his Laboratory is to functionally characterize lectins and their carbohydrate-binding ligands on leukocytes and cancer cells. These interests span cell models, such as T cells, B cells, NK cells, leukemic/hematopoietic stem cells and solid cancer cells and pathways, including but not limited to trafficking (metastasis), adhesion, fate and differentiation. Dr. Dimitroff’s Laboratory provides a nurturing training environment at Harvard Medical School for the next generation of immunology/cancer research scientists. He serves as a Faculty Member in Harvard Immunology Ph.D. Program and serves as the Director of the BWH Dermatology Scholarship Oversight Committee and Research Training Program.