Professor of Environmental Health, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine
Director, Boston University Immunology Training Program
Director, Boston University Superfund Research Program
Dr. Sherr will serve as the Director of this consortium. His graduate work was performed at the Cornell University School of Medicine and his postdoctoral work was conducted under Nobel Laureate Baruj Benacerraf at Harvard Medical School. On the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 14 years, he was recruited to Boston University as Professor of Environmental Health. Dr. Sherr is a molecular biologist and toxicologist who studies cellular receptors that recognize a wide variety of environmental pollutants that signal cells to both grow and metastasize. He is an internationally recognized expert on the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a protein that binds to environmental carcinogens and begins the aberrant signaling that results in a full-blown cancer cell.