Nitin Roper, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Clinical Investigator
Developmental Therapeutics Branch
Building 37, Room 5056B
Bethesda, MD 20892
My overall research goal is to decipher the mechanisms which drive the aggressive clinical behavior of high-grade neuroendocrine tumors including treatment resistance. In particular, I am interested in: 1) deciphering the biologic mechanisms of high-grade neuroendocrine tumors that may, in turn, predict response or lack of response to immune checkpoint inhibition; 2) elucidating the epigenetic mechanisms which drive recurrent, treatment refractory high-grade neuroendocrine tumors; and 3) establishing pre-clinical models of high-grade neuroendocrine tumors. These studies will inform rational combinations to augment both targeted and immunotherapy approaches within high-grade neuroendocrine tumors.
After completing his undergraduate work at Brown University, Dr. Roper received his M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He subsequently obtained a Master’s in Clinical Research Methods from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and was an Instructor in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He recently completed medical oncology training through the NHLBI-NCI Hematology Oncology Fellowship program and is board certified in Medical Oncology. Dr. Roper joined the Developmental Therapeutics Branch as an Assistant Clinical Investigator in 2019.
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