Jatin Roper, MD, is the Director of the Center for Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer at Tufts Medical Center, where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, and a Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Omer H. Yilmaz at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. His research is focused on mechanisms of colorectal cancer initiation and progression. He has made important contributions to our understanding of the PI3K, mTOR, and MAPK pathways in colorectal carcinogenesis, and is a co-lead author of an article in Nature describing the effects of a high fat diet on intestinal stem and progenitor cell function and tumorigenesis. He is the lead author or co-author on 18 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Roper is supported by a K08 Career Development Award from the National Cancer Institute, and is a past recipient of the Fellowship to Faculty Transition Award from the AGA Research Foundation and a Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Career Development Award. His awards include the Alumni Association Award (Boston University School of Medicine), the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Award, the Michael Saperstein Medical Scholar Award, the V Scholar Award (V Foundation), and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT Image Award.
Dr. Roper completed his undergraduate and medical training at Boston University and Internal Medicine training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship program at Tufts Medical Center.
A list of his publications can be found here >