The Sherr Laboratory is located in the Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, in Boston's South End. Minutes from Boston's cultural and sports attractions, the laboratory employs state-of-the-art cellular and molecular technologies to research three specific areas of basic and applied science: 1) mechanisms through which environmental chemicals suppress the immune system (the "A" Apoptosis team); 2) molecular signaling leading to environmental carcinogen-induced and spontaneous breast cancers (the "B" Breast Cancer team); and 3) development of vaccines for the treatment of cancer and primary amyloidosis (the "C" Cancer/Amyloid Immunotherapy team). The common element in these three disciplines is the involvement of an environmental chemical receptor, the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), in the suppression of the immune system and in maintaining tumor cell growth.
The Sherr Laboratory currently supports the research of 13 scientists (4 PhD students, 3 research assistants, 4 MD or PhD fellows, 1 Research Assistant Professor, and Dr. Sherr) and occupies 3,300 square feet of newly renovated laboratory space in the Housman Research Building of the Boston University Medical Campus and the University's School of Medicine.
For further information regarding the Sherr Laboratory, please contact Dr. David Sherr at 617-638-6464 or e-mail