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Simon C Robson,

Physician, Professor
Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Contact Information
Office:   CL-0612
Phone:   617-735-2922
Fax:   617-735-2930
Address:    330 Brookline Ave; CL-0612
 Boston, MA 02215
Advanced Degree And Training
Year Institution Area or Rank
1978 University of Cape Town Medicine
1983 Kings College Hospital Research Fellow
1985 Medical Research Council Senior Scientist PhD
2001 ABIM Diplomate
2006 Harvard University MA (hon)
Research Lab Team Members
   David Avigan Keiichi Enjoji PhD Zhenghui Jiang Maria Serena Longhi MD,PhD
   Dina Stroopinsky PhD      
Areas of Interest
Cancer & Hematologic Immunology, Transplantation Infectious Diseases, Inflammation Vascular Biology
Major Research Theme
Molecular and functional characterization of CD39 and CD39 like family members of the ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (ecto-NTPDase) family           

CD39/NTPDases and purinergic signalling in translational immunology, innate immunity and vascular inflammation as in IBD     

Thromboregulation in xenotransplantation           
External Recognition
MRC Career Advancement Award (1985-86).
MRC International Study Award (1993-95).
Gold Medal. South African Immunology Society (1990).
MA (hon) Harvard University (2006).
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London (1996).
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Research Committee (1999-2002)
Chairman Scientific Committee, International Workshops on Ecto-ATPases (1999,     2002).
Roche Transplantation Research Foundation Award, 2002.
Reviewer NIH, 1998, 2002.
Visiting Professor, Medical College of Mongolia, China and UNiversity Turin, Italy.
Honorary Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Professional memberships:
North American Vascular Biology Organization.
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Transplantation Society
North American Space Exploration Society           
Planetary Society
American Medical Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Xenotransplantation Society

Working group on the Ethics of Xenotransplantation. (Harvard School of Public Health).
Research Resource Allocation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Committee for Biosafety in Xenotransplantation

Major Collaborative Activities
Tolerance in xenotransplantation: project to evaluate thromboregulation in xenograft rejection (Dr. DH Sachs).
Generation of CD39 and related NTPDase gene-deleted and transgenic animals. (Dr. Bob D Rosenberg and Dr.  Tony J d'Apice).
T regulatory cell and memory T cell purinergic functions - role of CD39. (Dr. Terry B. Strom)
Innate Immunity
Purinergic functions and stem cells (Dr. Herbert Zimmermann)
Investigator's Lab Web Site
Research Lab URL     Robson Research Lab
Harvard Catalyst Site:     Robson Harvard Catalyst Web Site