Gabrielle Rizzuto, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pathology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Weill Cornell Medical CollegeMD2010
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2013Anatomic Pathology

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    Maternal T cell recognition of placental antigen
    NIH/NIAID K08AI137209Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Immune responses to infection at the maternal-fetal interface
    NIH/NIAID F32AI108195Aug 1, 2013 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ategeka J, Wasswa R, Olwoch P, Kakuru A, Natureeba P, Muehlenbachs A, Kamya MR, Dorsey G, Rizzuto G. The prevalence of histologic acute chorioamnionitis among HIV infected pregnant women in Uganda and its association with adverse birth outcomes. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0215058. PMID: 30973949.
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    2. Wang M, Ballah D, Wade A, Taylor AG, Rizzuto G, Li B, Lucero J, Chen LM, Kohi MP. Uterine Artery Embolization Following Cesarean Delivery but Prior to Hysterectomy in the Management of Patients with Invasive Placenta. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019 Mar 25. PMID: 30922797.
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    3. Faralla C, Bastounis EE, Ortega FE, Light SH, Rizzuto G, Gao L, Marciano DK, Nocadello S, Anderson WF, Robbins JR, Theriot JA, Bakardjiev AI. Listeria monocytogenes InlP interacts with afadin and facilitates basement membrane crossing. PLoS Pathog. 2018 05; 14(5):e1007094. PMID: 29847585.
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    4. Nancy P, Siewiera J, Rizzuto G, Tagliani E, Osokine I, Manandhar P, Dolgalev I, Clementi C, Tsirigos A, Erlebacher A. H3K27me3 dynamics dictate evolving uterine states in pregnancy and parturition. J Clin Invest. 2018 Jan 02; 128(1):233-247. PMID: 29202469.
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    5. Kapisi J, Kakuru A, Jagannathan P, Muhindo MK, Natureeba P, Awori P, Nakalembe M, Ssekitoleko R, Olwoch P, Ategeka J, Nayebare P, Clark TD, Rizzuto G, Muehlenbachs A, Havlir DV, Kamya MR, Dorsey G, Gaw SL. Relationships between infection with Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy, measures of placental malaria, and adverse birth outcomes. Malar J. 2017 10 05; 16(1):400. PMID: 28982374.
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    6. Rizzuto G, Tagliani E, Manandhar P, Erlebacher A, Bakardjiev AI. Limited Colonization Undermined by Inadequate Early Immune Responses Defines the Dynamics of Decidual Listeriosis. Infect Immun. 2017 08; 85(8). PMID: 28507070.
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    7. Natureeba P, Kakuru A, Muhindo M, Ochieng T, Ategeka J, Koss CA, Plenty A, Charlebois ED, Clark TD, Nzarubara B, Nakalembe M, Cohan D, Rizzuto G, Muehlenbachs A, Ruel T, Jagannathan P, Havlir DV, Kamya MR, Dorsey G. Intermittent Preventive Treatment With Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for the Prevention of Malaria Among HIV-Infected Pregnant Women. J Infect Dis. 2017 07 01; 216(1):29-35. PMID: 28329368.
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    8. Faralla C, Rizzuto GA, Lowe DE, Kim B, Cooke C, Shiow LR, Bakardjiev AI. InlP, a New Virulence Factor with Strong Placental Tropism. Infect Immun. 2016 Dec; 84(12):3584-3596. PMID: 27736782.
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    9. Rizzuto GA, Kapidzic M, Gormley M, Bakardjiev AI. Human Placental and Decidual Organ Cultures to Study Infections at the Maternal-fetal Interface. J Vis Exp. 2016 07 21; (113). PMID: 27500727.
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    10. Kakuru A, Jagannathan P, Muhindo MK, Natureeba P, Awori P, Nakalembe M, Opira B, Olwoch P, Ategeka J, Nayebare P, Clark TD, Feeney ME, Charlebois ED, Rizzuto G, Muehlenbachs A, Havlir DV, Kamya MR, Dorsey G. Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for the Prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy. N Engl J Med. 2016 Mar 10; 374(10):928-39. PMID: 26962728; PMCID: PMC4847718.
    11. Malandro N, Budhu S, Kuhn NF, Liu C, Murphy JT, Cortez C, Zhong H, Yang X, Rizzuto G, Altan-Bonnet G, Merghoub T, Wolchok JD. Clonal Abundance of Tumor-Specific CD4(+) T Cells Potentiates Efficacy and Alters Susceptibility to Exhaustion. Immunity. 2016 Jan 19; 44(1):179-193. PMID: 26789923; PMCID: PMC4996670 [Available on 01/19/17].
    12. Kohi MP, Rizzuto GA, Fidelman N, Lucero J, Thiet MP. Retained Placenta Accreta Mimicking Choriocarcinoma. Case Rep Pathol. 2015; 2015:167986. PMID: 26495146; PMCID: PMC4606209.
    13. Diab A, Jenq RR, Rizzuto GA, Cohen AD, Huggins DW, Merghoub T, Engelhorn ME, Guevara-Patiño JA, Suh D, Hubbard-Lucey VM, Kochman AA, Chen S, Zhong H, Wolchok JD, van den Brink MR, Houghton AN, Perales MA. Enhanced responses to tumor immunization following total body irradiation are time-dependent. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e82496. PMID: 24349298; PMCID: PMC3861406.
    14. Lesokhin AM, Hohl TM, Kitano S, Cortez C, Hirschhorn-Cymerman D, Avogadri F, Rizzuto GA, Lazarus JJ, Pamer EG, Houghton AN, Merghoub T, Wolchok JD. Monocytic CCR2(+) myeloid-derived suppressor cells promote immune escape by limiting activated CD8 T-cell infiltration into the tumor microenvironment. Cancer Res. 2012 Feb 15; 72(4):876-86. PMID: 22174368; PMCID: PMC3288305.
    15. Schaer DA, Li Y, Merghoub T, Rizzuto GA, Shemesh A, Cohen AD, Li Y, Avogadri F, Toledo-Crow R, Houghton AN, Wolchok JD. Detection of intra-tumor self antigen recognition during melanoma tumor progression in mice using advanced multimode confocal/two photon microscope. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6):e21214. PMID: 21731676; PMCID: PMC3120835.
    16. Cohen AD, Schaer DA, Liu C, Li Y, Hirschhorn-Cymmerman D, Kim SC, Diab A, Rizzuto G, Duan F, Perales MA, Merghoub T, Houghton AN, Wolchok JD. Agonist anti-GITR monoclonal antibody induces melanoma tumor immunity in mice by altering regulatory T cell stability and intra-tumor accumulation. PLoS One. 2010 May 03; 5(5):e10436. PMID: 20454651; PMCID: PMC2862699.
    17. Nakahara T, Uchi H, Lesokhin AM, Avogadri F, Rizzuto GA, Hirschhorn-Cymerman D, Panageas KS, Merghoub T, Wolchok JD, Houghton AN. Cyclophosphamide enhances immunity by modulating the balance of dendritic cell subsets in lymphoid organs. Blood. 2010 Jun 03; 115(22):4384-92. PMID: 20154220; PMCID: PMC2881499.
    18. Hirschhorn-Cymerman D, Rizzuto GA, Merghoub T, Cohen AD, Avogadri F, Lesokhin AM, Weinberg AD, Wolchok JD, Houghton AN. OX40 engagement and chemotherapy combination provides potent antitumor immunity with concomitant regulatory T cell apoptosis. J Exp Med. 2009 May 11; 206(5):1103-16. PMID: 19414558; PMCID: PMC2715041.
    19. Rizzuto GA, Merghoub T, Hirschhorn-Cymerman D, Liu C, Lesokhin AM, Sahawneh D, Zhong H, Panageas KS, Perales MA, Altan-Bonnet G, Wolchok JD, Houghton AN. Self-antigen-specific CD8+ T cell precursor frequency determines the quality of the antitumor immune response. J Exp Med. 2009 Apr 13; 206(4):849-66. PMID: 19332877; PMCID: PMC2715122.
    20. Saenger YM, Li Y, Chiou KC, Chan B, Rizzuto G, Terzulli SL, Merghoub T, Houghton AN, Wolchok JD. Improved tumor immunity using anti-tyrosinase related protein-1 monoclonal antibody combined with DNA vaccines in murine melanoma. Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 01; 68(23):9884-91. PMID: 19047169; PMCID: PMC2742375.
    21. Zakrzewski JL, Suh D, Markley JC, Smith OM, King C, Goldberg GL, Jenq R, Holland AM, Grubin J, Cabrera-Perez J, Brentjens RJ, Lu SX, Rizzuto G, Sant'Angelo DB, Riviere I, Sadelain M, Heller G, Zúñiga-Pflücker JC, Lu C, van den Brink MR. Tumor immunotherapy across MHC barriers using allogeneic T-cell precursors. Nat Biotechnol. 2008 Apr; 26(4):453-61. PMID: 18376399; PMCID: PMC2731996.
    22. Engelhorn ME, Guevara-Patiño JA, Merghoub T, Liu C, Ferrone CR, Rizzuto GA, Cymerman DH, Posnett DN, Houghton AN, Wolchok JD. Mechanisms of immunization against cancer using chimeric antigens. Mol Ther. 2008 Apr; 16(4):773-81. PMID: 18301399; PMCID: PMC4399381.
    23. Zakrzewski JL, Kochman AA, Lu SX, Terwey TH, Kim TD, Hubbard VM, Muriglan SJ, Suh D, Smith OM, Grubin J, Patel N, Chow A, Cabrera-Perez J, Radhakrishnan R, Diab A, Perales MA, Rizzuto G, Menet E, Pamer EG, Heller G, Zúñiga-Pflücker JC, Alpdogan O, van den Brink MR. Adoptive transfer of T-cell precursors enhances T-cell reconstitution after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Nat Med. 2006 Sep; 12(9):1039-47. PMID: 16936725.
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    24. Cohen AD, Diab A, Perales MA, Wolchok JD, Rizzuto G, Merghoub T, Huggins D, Liu C, Turk MJ, Restifo NP, Sakaguchi S, Houghton AN. Agonist anti-GITR antibody enhances vaccine-induced CD8(+) T-cell responses and tumor immunity. Cancer Res. 2006 May 01; 66(9):4904-12. PMID: 16651447.
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    25. Guevara-Patiño JA, Engelhorn ME, Turk MJ, Liu C, Duan F, Rizzuto G, Cohen AD, Merghoub T, Wolchok JD, Houghton AN. Optimization of a self antigen for presentation of multiple epitopes in cancer immunity. J Clin Invest. 2006 May; 116(5):1382-90. PMID: 16614758; PMCID: PMC1435720.
    26. Uchi H, Stan R, Turk MJ, Engelhorn ME, Rizzuto GA, Goldberg SM, Wolchok JD, Houghton AN. Unraveling the complex relationship between cancer immunity and autoimmunity: lessons from melanoma and vitiligo. Adv Immunol. 2006; 90:215-41. PMID: 16730265.
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    27. Rivera A, Van Epps HL, Hohl TM, Rizzuto G, Pamer EG. Distinct CD4+-T-cell responses to live and heat-inactivated Aspergillus fumigatus conidia. Infect Immun. 2005 Nov; 73(11):7170-9. PMID: 16239511; PMCID: PMC1273880.
    28. Rizzuto GA, Wolchok JD. Persistence makes perfect: the benefits of IL-2 in adoptive immunotherapy. Cytotherapy. 2005; 7(5):391-2. PMID: 16236627.
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    29. Turk MJ, Guevara-Patiño JA, Rizzuto GA, Engelhorn ME, Sakaguchi S, Houghton AN. Concomitant tumor immunity to a poorly immunogenic melanoma is prevented by regulatory T cells. J Exp Med. 2004 Sep 20; 200(6):771-82. PMID: 15381730; PMCID: PMC2211964.
    30. Rizzuto G, Li L, Steiner N, Slack R, Tang T, Heine U, Lin YS, Ng J, Hartzman R, Hurley CK. Diversity within the DRB1*08 allele family in four populations from a United States hematopoietic stem cell donor database and characterization of five novel DRB1*08 alleles. Hum Immunol. 2003 Jun; 64(6):607-13. PMID: 12770791.
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    31. Bradshaw D, Gans CP, Jones P, Rizzuto G, Steiner N, Mitton W, Ng J, Koester R, Hartzman RJ, Hurley CK. Novel HLA-A locus alleles including A*01012, A*0306, A*0308, A*2616, A*2617, A*3009, A*3206, A*3403, A*3602 and A*6604. Tissue Antigens. 2002 Apr; 59(4):325-7. PMID: 12135434.
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    32. Hurley CK, Steiner N, Gans CP, Kosman C, Mitton W, Koester R, Jones P, Edson S, Rizzuto G, Hartzman RJ, Ng J, Rodriguez-Marino SG. Twelve novel HLA-B*15 alleles carrying previously observed sequence motifs are placed into B*15 subgroups. Tissue Antigens. 2001 May; 57(5):474-7. PMID: 11556974.
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    33. Steiner NK, Kosman C, Jones PF, Gans CP, Rodriguez-Marino SG, Rizzuto G, Baldassarre LA, Edson S, Koester R, Sese D, Mitton W, Ng J, Hartzman RJ, Hurley CK. Twenty-nine new HLA-B alleles associated with antigens in the 5C CREG. Tissue Antigens. 2001 May; 57(5):481-5. PMID: 11556976.
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    34. Steiner NK, Jones P, Kosman C, Edson S, Rizzuto G, Gans CP, Mitton W, Koester R, Rodriguez-Marino SG, Ng J, Hartzman RJ, Hurley CK. Novel HLA-B alleles associated with antigens in the 7C CREG. Tissue Antigens. 2001 May; 57(5):486-8. PMID: 11556977.
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    35. Steiner NK, Gans CP, Kosman C, Baldassarre LA, Edson S, Jones PF, Rizzuto G, Pimtanothai N, Koester R, Mitton W, Ng J, Hartzman RJ, Hurley CK. Novel HLA-B alleles associated with antigens in the 8C CREG. Tissue Antigens. 2001 Apr; 57(4):373-5. PMID: 11380951.
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    36. Pimtanothai N, Rizzuto GA, Slack R, Steiner NK, Kosman CA, Jones PF, Koester R, Ng J, Hartzman RJ, Katovich Hurley C. Diversity of alleles encoding HLA-B40: relative frequencies in united states populations and description of five novel alleles. Hum Immunol. 2000 Aug; 61(8):808-15. PMID: 10980391.
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