Dr. Jennifer Rosen

Assistant Professor


MD, Jefferson Medical College General Surgery
Residency, Beth Israel Medical Center
Surgical Oncology Fellowship, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch

General field of research:


Affiliations other than medicine:

Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Department of Surgery
Section of Surgical Oncology
Genome Science Institute
Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine

Contact information:

700 Albany Street W402
Phone: 617-414-8016

700 Albany Street W402
Phone: 617-638-5247
Fax: 617-414-8086


Research group information

Susannah Orzell, Research Technician, Susannah.Orzell@bmc.org

Hyunsuk Suh, MD, Surgical Research Resident, hyunsuk.suh@bmc.org


thyroid cancer, nodule, gene expression, three dimensional models, complementary and alternative medicine

Summary of research interest:

My laboratory focus is on thyroid nodules, in particular the prediction of benign from malignant disease based on gene expression with an interest in identifying the roles, if any, these genes have on thyroid carcinogenesis.  My additional interest is in patient factors which contribute to disease recurrence, patient’s adherence to therapy with the goal of improving survival in patients with cancer.

Recent publications:

Endocr Relat Cancer. 2008 Mar;15(1):267-75. Parathyroid tumor development involves deregulation of homeobox genes. Shen HC, Rosen JE, Yang LM, Savage SA, Burns AL, Mateo CM, Agarwal SK, Chandrasekharappa SC, Spiegel AM, Collins FS, Marx SJ, Libutti SK.

Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 May;12(5):412-6. Epub 2005 Mar 31. Links Gland size is associated with changes in gene expression profiles in sporadic parathyroid adenomas.Rosen JE, Costouros NG, Lorang D, Burns AL, Alexander HR, Skarulis MC, Cochran C, Pingpank JF, Marx SJ, Spiegel AM, Libutti SK.

Surgery. 2005 Dec;138(6):1050-6; discussion 1056-7. Links A six-gene model for differentiating benign from malignant thyroid tumors on the basis of gene expression.Rosen J, He M, Umbricht C, Alexander HR, Dackiw AP, Zeiger MA, Libutti SK.

J Surg Oncol. 2006 Dec 15;94(8):649-61.
Contemporary diagnostic approach to the thyroid nodule.Rosen JE, Stone MD.

Technologies available for sharing upon request:

Three dimensional models for in vitro co-culture microRNA gene expression arrays