Positions

Instructor
Pediatrics-Hem-Onc Education
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

Internship at The University of Texas Medical Branch
Pediatrics
Residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch
Pediatrics
Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
MD from The University of Texas Medical Branch

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics: Hematology and Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

Selected Publication Peer Reviewer (Blood, Cytotherapy, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Molecular Therapy)

Professional Interests

  • Immunotherapy, Cell and Gene Therapy, Leukemia/Lymphoma

Professional Statement

Based on my clinical interests in leukemia and lymphoma, specifically how to harness the immune system to recognize and attack tumors, during fellowship I embarked on a laboratory project that identified a previously undescribed mechanism of ALL immune evasion from NK cell surveillance. I have spent the past two years in the translational research laboratories of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT) in order to achieve my goal of becoming a clinical investigator conducting immunotherapy trials. My clinical time is spent seeing leukemia and lymphoma patients.

Selected Publications

  • Mamonkin, M., Rouce RH, Tashiro H, and Brenner MK.. "A T cell-Directed Chimeric Antigen Receptor for the Selective Treatment of T cell Malignancies." Blood. 2015
  • R. Rouce, C. Louis, H. Heslop. "Epstein-Barr virus lymphoproliferative disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplant.." Current Opinions in Hematology. 2014 November
  • G Weber, I Caruana, R Rouce, John Barrett..... Ann Leen, Karen Rabin, and Catherine Bollard.. "Generation of tumor antigen-specific T cell lines from pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia - implications for immunotherapy." Clinical Cancer Research.
  • R. Rouce. "More than Memory: The potential of adaptive NK cells." BBMT.
  • A. Khoder, A. Sarvaria, A. Alsuliman, … R. Rouce, … K. Rezvani. "Regulatory B-Cells are Enriched Within the IgM Memory and Transitional Subsets in Healthy Donors but Are Deficient in Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease." Blood. 2014

Memberships

ASH
ASBMT
ASGCT
COG
Texas Medical Association

Projects

Banked Third Party CTLs for refractory EBV+ Lymphoma

Funding

Career Development Award
Grant funding from Lymphoma Research Foundation

Professional Development

ASBMT Clinical Research Training Course
ASGCT Annual Meeting
Sponsor: ASGCT Annual Meeting
NCI Hematological Malignancies Workshop
ASBMT Annual Meeting
Sponsor: ASBMT
COG Annual Meeting
Sponsor: COG