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Thomas S. Kupper, MD

Thomas B. Fitzpatrick Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Chairman, Dermatology, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Contact Info

Thomas Kupper
Brigham and Women's Hospital
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Harvard Institutes of Medicine
Phone: 617-525-5552
Fax: 617-525-5571
Email not available


Mary Jodoin
Administrative Assistant
Brigham And Women's Hospital
4 Blackfan Circle
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-525-5552
Fax: 617-525-5571

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cutaneous Oncology and Melanoma
Cancer Immunology

DF/HCC Associations

Principal Investigator, Skin Cancer SPORE

Research Abstract

Dr. Kupper’s research has focused on epidermal and T cell cytokines, adhesion molecules, dendritic cells and T cell homing, and the interface between acquired and innate immunity in the skin. He initiated several transgenic approaches to the study of skin immunopathophysiology His current research focus also includes cutaneous oncology, with active translational research programs in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma, dendritic cell immunobiology, and vaccine therapy. Dr. Kupper has a long track record of outstanding research accomplishments. He is the principal investigator on the NCI SPORE in Skin Cancer grant, awarded in 2001. Dr. Kupper has served as Director of the Harvard Skin Disease Research Center (HSDRC) since its initial funding in 1994. In addition to his role as Director of the HSDRC, he is currently the principal investigator on a MERIT award from the NIAID, as well as PI on five other NIH grants from NCI, NIAID, and NIAMS, including the Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology’s training grant. He is the co-leader of the Cutaneous Oncology/Melanoma Program in the DFHCC


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