Frederick W. Alt

Harvard University


Election Year: 1994
Primary Section: 43, Immunology and Inflammation
Secondary Section: 41, Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology
Membership Type: Member

Research Interests

My general field of interest is immunology and cancer research. With respect to immunology, we study the basic molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of the immune system, particularly the mechanism and control of genomic rearrangement processes. With respect to cancer research, we study the role of the myc family of nuclear oncogenes in development and in tumorigenesis. Our past work in this area included studies of gene amplification in the context of drug resistance and oncongenesis. In the last several years, a new focus of our work has been to generate various immunodeficient mouse models with one long-term goal of applying these models for studies of gene therapy of other therapies of human immunodeficiency diseases.

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