Prof. Vijay Kuchroo DVM, PhD
Samuel L Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute
Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston (MA), USA
Dr. Vijay Kuchroo is the Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He is the founding director of the Evergrande Center and member of the Broad Institute. His major research interests include autoimmune diseases—particularly the role of co-stimulation—the genetic basis of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis, as well as cell surface molecules and regulatory factors that regulate the induction of T cell tolerance and dysfunction.
The Kuchroo laboratory was also the first to describe the TIM family of genes, and identified Tim-3 as an inhibitory receptor expressed on T cells, which is now being exploited for cancer immunotherapy. He was first to describe the development of highly pathogenic Th17 cells, which have been shown to induce multiple different autoimmune diseases in humans. One of his papers describes the development of Th17, which is one of the most cited papers in the field of Immunology.