Cox Terhorst, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Immunology at Harvard Medical School and Chief, Immunology at BIDMC.  Dr. Terrhorst’s laboratory is interested in the assembly and signal transduction of the T cell receptor for antigen. They examine the role of the CD3 genes in thymocyte development and in T cell function in mice in which the CD3 genes have been eliminated by homologous recombination techniques. In addition, the mechanisms that govern expression of the three CD3 genes in early T cells are being studied.  Dr. Terrhorst received his PhD degree in molecular biology from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.