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Douglas S. Kwon, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (857) 268-7009


dkwon@partners.org

Douglas S. Kwon, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Medicine, Infectious Disease, Brigham And Women's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Dr. Kwon is a practicing infectious disease clinician with a Ph.D. in the field of molecular immunology. The focus of his research is understanding the effect of HIV infection on mucosal tissues with a emphasis on cellular immunity. This includes studies of the role of HIV in mediating increased risk of cervical and anal cancer. Both cervical and anal cancer are increasing concerns in the HIV infected population as longevity has significantly increased with the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART). Although the risk of opportunistic infections is diminished in those on ART, rates of these two mucosal cancers remain elevated. Dr. Kwon is the PI on two IRB approved protocols to obtain samples from the cervix and rectum of HIV infected subjects to better understand the molecular and immunologic mechanism of increased cancer risk with HIV. He has also recently published a paper (Adalsteinsson et al, 2013) utilizing novel single cell technologies to better understand colorectal cancer. The hope is that by better understand how HIV infection increases risk of cervical and anal cancer, we may be able to contribute to efforts to develop better diagnostic and interventional tools for these diseases.

Publications

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  • Angin M, Klarenbeek PL, King M, Sharma SM, Moodley ES, Rezai A, Piechocka-Trocha A, Toth I, Chan AT, Goulder PJ, Ndung'u T, Kwon DS, Addo MM. Regulatory T cells expanded from HIV-1-infected individuals maintain phenotype, TCR repertoire and suppressive capacity. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e86920. PubMed
  • Adalsteinsson VA, Tahirova N, Tallapragada N, Yao X, Campion L, Angelini A, Douce TB, Huang C, Bowman B, Williamson CA, Kwon DS, Wittrup KD, Love JC. Single cells from human primary colorectal tumors exhibit polyfunctional heterogeneity in secretions of ELR+ CXC chemokines. Integr Biol (Camb) 2013; 5:1272-81. PubMed
  • Kwon DS, Angin M, Hongo T, Law KM, Johnson J, Porichis F, Hart MG, Pavlik DF, Tighe DP, Kavanagh DG, Streeck H, Addo MM, Kaufmann DE. CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells impair HIV-1-specific CD4 T cell responses by upregulating interleukin-10 production in monocytes. J Virol 2012; 86:6586-94. PubMed
  • Angin M, Kwon DS, Streeck H, Wen F, King M, Rezai A, Law K, Hongo TC, Pyo A, Piechocka-Trocha A, Toth I, Pereyra F, Ghebremichael M, Rodig SJ, Milner DA, Richter JM, Altfeld M, Kaufmann DE, Walker BD, Addo MM. Preserved function of regulatory T cells in chronic HIV-1 infection despite decreased numbers in blood and tissue. J Infect Dis 2012. PubMed
  • Varadarajan N, Kwon DS, Law KM, Ogunniyi AO, Anahtar MN, Richter JM, Walker BD, Love JC. Rapid, efficient functional characterization and recovery of HIV-specific human CD8+ T cells using microengraving. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012; 109:3885-90. PubMed
  • Porichis F, Kwon DS, Zupkosky J, Tighe DP, McMullen A, Brockman MA, Pavlik DF, Rodriguez-Garcia M, Pereyra F, Freeman GJ, Kavanagh DG, Kaufmann DE. Responsiveness of HIV-specific CD4 T cells to PD-1 blockade. Blood 2011; 118:965-74. PubMed
  • Streeck H, Kwon DS, Pyo A, Flanders M, Chevalier MF, Law K, Jülg B, Trocha K, Jolin JS, Anahtar MN, Lian J, Toth I, Brumme Z, Chang JJ, Caron T, Rodig SJ, Milner DA, Piechoka-Trocha A, Kaufmann DE, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Epithelial adhesion molecules inhibit HIV-1-specific CD8+ T-cell functions. Blood 2011. PubMed
  • Chevalier MF, Jülg B, Pyo A, Flanders M, Ranasinghe S, Soghoian DZ, Kwon DS, Rychert J, Lian J, Muller MI, Cutler S, McAndrew E, Jessen H, Pereyra F, Rosenberg ES, Altfeld M, Walker BD, Streeck H. HIV-1-specific interleukin-21+ CD4+ T cell responses contribute to durable viral control through the modulation of HIV-specific CD8+ T cell function. J Virol 2010; 85:733-41. PubMed
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  • Quigley M, Pereyra F, Nilsson B, Porichis F, Fonseca C, Eichbaum Q, Julg B, Jesneck JL, Brosnahan K, Imam S, Russell K, Toth I, Piechocka-Trocha A, Dolfi D, Angelosanto J, Crawford A, Shin H, Kwon DS, Zupkosky J, Francisco L, Freeman GJ, Wherry EJ, Kaufmann DE, Walker BD, Ebert B, Haining WN. Transcriptional analysis of HIV-specific CD8+ T cells shows that PD-1 inhibits T cell function by upregulating BATF. Nat Med 2010; 16:1147-51. PubMed
  • Kwon DS, Kaufmann DE. Protective and detrimental roles of IL-10 in HIV pathogenesis. Eur. Cytokine Netw. 2010; 21:208-14. PubMed
  • Brockman MA, Kwon DS, Tighe DP, Pavlik DF, Rosato PC, Sela J, Porichis F, Le Gall S, Waring MT, Moss K, Jessen H, Pereyra F, Kavanagh DG, Walker BD, Kaufmann DE. IL-10 is up-regulated in multiple cell types during viremic HIV infection and reversibly inhibits virus-specific T cells. Blood 2009; 114:346-56. PubMed
  • Kwon DS, Gregorio G, Bitton N, Hendrickson WA, Littman DR. DC-SIGN-mediated internalization of HIV is required for trans-enhancement of T cell infection. Immunity 2002; 16:135-44. PubMed
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