Roland is currently a Professor of Pediatrics, Riley Children’s Foundation Professor, and Director of the Gene and Cell Therapy Program at Indiana University school of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. His research interests are in gene therapy and immune tolerance for hemophilia and in AAV vectors.

Roland has received multiple awards for his research from the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, the National Hemophilia Foundation, the Bayer Hemophilia Program, and the University of Florida Research Foundation, among others. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of Molecular Therapy Methods & Clinical Development. Roland’s work is supported by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Roland received a PhD in Microbiology from Auburn University in 1996, followed by postdoctoral training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania, before joining the University of Florida in 2005, and then Indiana University in 2018.