Robert R. Jenq, MD

Assistant Attending, Bone Marrow Transplant
Robert Jenq
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Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon

My career aim is to develop and evaluate strategies that improve outcomes after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), in particular by augmenting graft-versus-tumor (GVT) to reduce the rates of malignant relapse and alleviating graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). To this goal, I have studied therapies that modulate alloreactive T cells in GVT and GVHD, using mouse models of HSCT.

To develop strategies of augmenting anti-tumor immunity following HSCT, I have focused in particular on T cell repertoire enhancement strategies. Simultaneously, I have begun to study the T cell repertoire in the setting of GVHD. Finally, I have also examined how aspects of mucosal immunology can impact on intestinal GVHD, including the microbial flora and dietary factors.