Jack T. Rogers, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital – East
Biography and Research Program
Jack Rogers, PhD. is a Leading authority on the role that RNA in the maintenance of iron homeostasis related to disease processes in the blood (anemia) and in Alzheimer’s disease, and more recently in the etiology of Parkinson’s disease. Director of the Neurochemistry Laboratory in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School, Jack has an extensive track record in established scientific journals (J. Biol. Chem. and PNAS). His numerous articles and peer review publications are on the subjects of iron metabolism, and translational control related disease progression, now including Parkinson’s disease. Recently he has focused energy towards developing a program in drug discovery to find therapies for people with neurodegenerative diseases. An integrative program was instigated to use RNA based therapeutic strategies to ameliorate the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (2002-2007), and now for Parkinson’s disease in partnership with the Michael J-Fox Foundation (2008). He is an excellent mentor and of postdoctoral fellows with a creative approach to gene base therapies and basic science, he serves on several scientific advisory Boards. He and his family live in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Selected Recent Publications