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Christine Hsieh, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 23683
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellowship2010Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Division
    Stanford UniversityPh.D.2006School of Medicine, Immunology Program
    University of California, Los AngelesB.S.1999Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
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    International Transplant Society2004Travel Award
    International Transplant Society2002Travel Award
    Stanford University2002Katherine McCormick Travel Award
    Stanford University2001Katherine McCormick Travel Award
    University of California, Los Angeles1999B.S. Magna Cum Laude Honors and College Honors
    University of California, Los Angeles1997Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship Finalist
    University of California, Los Angeles1995Rosalind Ferrini Academic Award

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    I am a basic science and pre-clinical researcher interested in molecular and cellular immunology and inflammation. I investigate innate immune responses in neuroinflammation and tissue injury using molecular, cellular, histological, transcriptomic, and behaviorial study approaches. My lab uses an established animal model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to better understand the cellular immune response after TBI. We test approaches to modulate the immune response to improve functional outcomes after TBI.

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    Analysis of a Type I Interferon Responsive Microglia Subset in Traumatic Brain Injury
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Biological Laboratory Research & Development I01BX002690Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Inflammatory mechanisms in cerebral ischemia
    NIH/NINDS R01NS106441Mar 15, 2019 - Jan 31, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    ShEEP Request for a Replacement Cell Sorting Flow Cytometer for the Flow Cytometry Core Facility
    VA IS1BX004776Jan 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Single Cell Analyses of Neuroimmune Dysfunctions in the Thalamocortical Circuit in FTLD
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA027074Sep 15, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Targeting Innate Immunity in Traumatic Brain Injury
    Biogen, Industry Sponsored Research Project NCIRE Project 1201Apr 3, 2018 - Apr 2, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Stroke in females with metabolic syndrome, a vascular perspective
    NIH/NINDS R01NS102886Feb 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Immune Modulation and Cardiac Remodeling
    VA I01BX002994Oct 1, 2016 - Sep 30, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Collateral flow and stroke outcome
    VA I01BX003335Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Targeting CCR2 (CC Chemokine Receptor 2) to treat TBI
    VA I01BX002690Oct 1, 2015 - Sep 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Immune Modulation and Myocardial Infarction in Arthritis
    Rheumatology Research Foundation Innovative Research GrantJul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    The Role of CCR2 and Macrophages in Traumatic Brain Injury
    VA BLR&D VA Career Development Award-2Jan 1, 2011 - Sep 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Role of Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells-2 (Trem2) on Microglia
    NIH/NINDS F32NS060338Sep 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    S Scott Panter Research Donation
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact us for help.
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    1. Clark D, Brazina S, Yang F, Hu D, Hsieh CL, Niemi EC, Miclau T, Nakamura MC, Marcucio R. Age-related changes to macrophages are detrimental to fracture healing in mice. Aging Cell. 2020 Feb 25; e13112. PMID: 32096907.
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    2. Telwatte S, Morón-López S, Aran D, Kim P, Hsieh C, Joshi S, Montano M, Greene WC, Butte AJ, Wong JK, Yukl SA. Heterogeneity in HIV and cellular transcription profiles in cell line models of latent and productive infection: implications for HIV latency. Retrovirology. 2019 11 11; 16(1):32. PMID: 31711503.
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    3. Boza-Serrano A, Ruiz R, Sanchez-Varo R, García-Revilla J, Yang Y, Jimenez-Ferrer I, Paulus A, Wennström M, Vilalta A, Allendorf D, Davila JC, Stegmayr J, Jiménez S, Roca-Ceballos MA, Navarro-Garrido V, Swanberg M, Hsieh CL, Real LM, Englund E, Linse S, Leffler H, Nilsson UJ, Brown GC, Gutierrez A, Vitorica J, Venero JL, Deierborg T. Galectin-3, a novel endogenous TREM2 ligand, detrimentally regulates inflammatory response in Alzheimer's disease. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 08; 138(2):251-273. PMID: 31006066.
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    4. Kurisu K, Zheng Z, Kim JY, Shi J, Kanoke A, Liu J, Hsieh CL, Yenari MA. Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-2 expression in the brain is required for maximal phagocytic activity and improved neurological outcomes following experimental stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 Oct; 39(10):1906-1918. PMID: 30523715.
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    5. Dominik Feuerbach, Patrick Schindler, Carmen Barske, Stefanie Joller, Edwige Beng-Louka, Katie A. Worringer, Sravya Kommineni, Ajamete Kaykas, Daniel J. Ho, Chaoyang Ye, Karl Welzenbach, Gaelle Elain, Laurent Klein, Irena Brzak, Anis K. Mir, Christopher J. Faraday, Reiner Aichholz, Simone Popp, Nathalie George, Christine L. Hsieh, Mary C. Nakamura, Ulf Neumann. ADAM17 Is The Main Sheddase For The Generation Of Human Triggering Receptor Expressed In Myeloid Cells (hTREM2) Ectodomain And Cleaves TREM2 After Histidine 157. bioRxiv. 2017 May 3; 133751.
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    6. Bucay N, Sekhon K, Yang T, Majid S, Shahryari V, Hsieh C, Mitsui Y, Deng G, Tabatabai ZL, Yamamura S, Calin GA, Dahiya R, Tanaka Y, Saini S. MicroRNA-383 located in frequently deleted chromosomal locus 8p22 regulates CD44 in prostate cancer. Oncogene. 2017 05 11; 36(19):2667-2679. PMID: 27893706.
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    7. Kim CC, Nakamura MC, Hsieh CL. Brain trauma elicits non-canonical macrophage activation states. J Neuroinflammation. 2016 05 24; 13(1):117. PMID: 27220367.
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    8. Lui H, Zhang J, Makinson SR, Cahill MK, Kelley KW, Huang HY, Shang Y, Oldham MC, Martens LH, Gao F, Coppola G, Sloan SA, Hsieh CL, Kim CC, Bigio EH, Weintraub S, Mesulam MM, Rademakers R, Mackenzie IR, Seeley WW, Karydas A, Miller BL, Borroni B, Ghidoni R, Farese RV, Paz JT, Barres BA, Huang EJ. Progranulin Deficiency Promotes Circuit-Specific Synaptic Pruning by Microglia via Complement Activation. Cell. 2016 May 05; 165(4):921-35. PMID: 27114033.
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    9. Kawabori M, Kacimi R, Kauppinen T, Calosing C, Kim JY, Hsieh CL, Nakamura MC, Yenari MA. Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) deficiency attenuates phagocytic activities of microglia and exacerbates ischemic damage in experimental stroke. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 25; 35(8):3384-96. PMID: 25716838.
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    10. Hsieh CL, Niemi EC, Wang SH, Lee CC, Bingham D, Zhang J, Cozen ML, Charo I, Huang EJ, Liu J, Nakamura MC. CCR2 deficiency impairs macrophage infiltration and improves cognitive function after traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Oct 15; 31(20):1677-88. PMID: 24806994.
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    11. Kawabori M, Hokari M, Zheng Z, Kim JY, Calosing C, Hsieh CL, Nakamura MC, Yenari MA. Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells-2 Correlates to Hypothermic Neuroprotection in Ischemic Stroke. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2013 Dec 01; 3(4):189-198. PMID: 24380032.
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    12. Hsieh CL, Kim CC, Ryba BE, Niemi EC, Bando JK, Locksley RM, Liu J, Nakamura MC, Seaman WE. Traumatic brain injury induces macrophage subsets in the brain. Eur J Immunol. 2013 Aug; 43(8):2010-22. PMID: 23630120.
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    13. Hsieh CL, Koike M, Spusta SC, Niemi EC, Yenari M, Nakamura MC, Seaman WE. A role for TREM2 ligands in the phagocytosis of apoptotic neuronal cells by microglia. J Neurochem. 2009 May; 109(4):1144-56. PMID: 19302484.
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    14. Hsieh CL, Nagasaki K, Martinez OM, Krams SM. NKp30 is a functional activation receptor on a subset of rat natural killer cells. Eur J Immunol. 2006 Aug; 36(8):2170-80. PMID: 16821237.
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    15. Obara H, Nagasaki K, Hsieh CL, Ogura Y, Esquivel CO, Martinez OM, Krams SM. IFN-gamma, produced by NK cells that infiltrate liver allografts early after transplantation, links the innate and adaptive immune responses. Am J Transplant. 2005 Sep; 5(9):2094-103. PMID: 16095488.
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    16. Hsieh CL, Ogura Y, Obara H, Ali UA, Rodriguez GM, Nepomuceno RR, Martinez OM, Krams SM. Identification, cloning, and characterization of a novel rat natural killer receptor, RNKP30: a molecule expressed in liver allografts. Transplantation. 2004 Jan 15; 77(1):121-8. PMID: 14724446.
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    17. Land KM, Delgadillo-Correa MG, Tachezy J, Vanacova S, Hsieh CL, Sutak R, Johnson PJ. Targeted gene replacement of a ferredoxin gene in Trichomonas vaginalis does not lead to metronidazole resistance. Mol Microbiol. 2004 Jan; 51(1):115-22. PMID: 14651615.
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    18. Bradley PJ, Hsieh CL, Boothroyd JC. Unprocessed Toxoplasma ROP1 is effectively targeted and secreted into the nascent parasitophorous vacuole. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2002 Nov-Dec; 125(1-2):189-93. PMID: 12467986.
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    19. Hsieh CL, Obara H, Ogura Y, Martinez OM, Krams SM. NK cells and transplantation. Transpl Immunol. 2002 May; 9(2-4):111-4. PMID: 12180816.
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