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Harvey Cantor

Harvard Medical School

Baruj Benacerraf Professor of Immunology in the Department of Immunology at Harvard Medical School and Department of Cancer Immunology & Virology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Cantor received his BA from Columbia University and MD from the New York University School of Medicine followed by fellowship training at the NIH, two years as an NIH Special Fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London, and a residency in medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Cantor is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His laboratory is well known for its studies of the development and function of T-cell subsets; early research indicated that the thymus gave rise to two major lineages or subsets of T cells that recognize the MHC class I and II molecules and are equipped to mediate distinct immunological functions before overt encounter with antigen. His current research interests include a definition of regulatory and effector sublineages within each major T-cell subset and their contribution to autoimmunity and anti-tumor immunity.