Rituparna Das

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Department: Medicine

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502 Johnson Pavilion
36th and Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Eberly College of Sciences)
Pennsylvania State University, 1999.
Jefferson Medical College, 2003.
Cert. (Tropical Medicine)
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, 2003.
PhD (Investigative Medicine)
Yale University School of Graduate Studies, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases

Description of Research Expertise

innate immunity to infection; host pathogen interaction, pneumococcal disease, tuberculosis

Selected Publications

Das R, Subrahmanyan L, Yang IV, van Duin D, Levy R, Piecychna M, Leng L, Montgomery RR, Shaw A, Schwartz DA, Bucala R: Functional polymorphisms in the gene encoding macrophage migration inhibitory factor are associated with gram-negative bacteremia in older adults J Inf Dis Page: 764-768, Mar 2014.

Das R, LaRose M, Weiser J: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is important for clearance of pneumococcal colonization. 9th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases in Hyderabad, India Mar 2014 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Das R, LaRose M, Bucala R, Weiser JN: Macrophage migration inhibititory factor (MIF) contributes to clearance of pneumococcal colonization. Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response, Cold Spring Harbor, NY Sept 2013.

Das R, Grundel K, Murchison C, Montgomery RR, Bucala R: Role of macrophage genetics in neurologic disease in human West Nile virus infection. Human Immunology Project Consortium Meeting, Washington, D.C. Sept 2013.

Das R, Koo Mi-Sun, Kim BH, Jacob ST, Subbian S, Yao J, Leng L, Levy R, Murchison C, Burman WJ, Moore CC, Scheld WM, David JR, Kaplan G, MacMicking JD, Bucala R: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a critical mediator of the innate immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A. 110(32): E2997-3006, Aug 2013.

Das R, Subrahmanyan L, Bucala R: Functional Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) promoter polymorphisms are associated with gram negative sepsis in older adults. 50th Annual Infectious Disease Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA Oct 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Merk M, Zierow S, Leng L, Das R, Du X, Schulte W, Fan J, Lue H, Chen Y, Xiong H, Chagnon F, Bernhagen J, Lolis E, Mor G, Lesur O, Bucala R: The D-dopachrome tautomerase (DDT) gene product is a cytokine and functional homolog of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A. 108(34): E577-85, Aug 2011.

Das R, Moss JE, Robinson E, Roberts S, Levy R, Mizue Y, Leng L, McDonald C, Tigelaar RE, Herrick CA, Bucala R: Role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in the Th2 immune response to epicutaneous sensitization. J Clin Immunol 31(4): 666-80, Aug 2011.

Kim BH, Shenoy AR, Kumar P, Das R, Tiwari S, MacMicking JD: A family of IFN-γ-inducible 65-kD GTPases protects against bacterial infection. Science 332(6030): 717-21, May 2011.

Das R, Towle V, Van Ness PH, Juthani-Mehta M: Adverse outcomes in nursing home residents with increased episodes of observed bacteriuria. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32(1): 84-6, Jan 2011.

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