Maya Kotas, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Ave, MSB
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of California, San Francisco, CAFellowship2018Pulmonary & Critical Care
    New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NYResidency2015Internal Medicine
    Yale University, New Haven, CTPh.D.2013Immunobiology
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CTM.D.2013Medicine
    Yale University, New Haven, CTBA2005Biomedical Engineering
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Kotas is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. She received her BA, MD and PhD from Yale University. After completing residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian - Columbia University, she completed a fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at UCSF. She serves as an attending physician in the intensive care units at UCSF.

    Dr. Kotas's research focuses on the role of the innate immune system in regulating the biology of the airway epithelium. Her work utilizes mouse modeling and patient samples to better understand how the immune system reshapes the cells that line the airway during allergic diseases. The goal of this work is to discover new targets for treatment of allergic airway diseases.

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    Characterization of the type 2 immune circuit that regulates airway epithelial remodeling
    A.P. Giannini Foundation not assignedJul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of ILC2s in lung maintenance and repair
    NIH F32HL140868Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. CISH constrains the tuft-ILC2 circuit to set epithelial and immune tone. Mucosal Immunol. 2021 Jul 21. Kotas ME, Mroz NM, Koga S, Liang HE, Schroeder AW, Ricardo-Gonzalez RR, Schneider C, Locksley RM. PMID: 34290377.
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    2. A role for IL-33-activated ILC2s in eosinophilic vasculitis. JCI Insight. 2021 Jun 22; 6(12). Kotas ME, Dion J, Van Dyken S, Ricardo-Gonzalez RR, Danel CJ, Taillé C, Mouthon L, Locksley RM, Terrier B. PMID: 33974563.
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    3. Why Innate Lymphoid Cells? Immunity. 2018 06 19; 48(6):1081-1090. Kotas ME, Locksley RM. PMID: 29924974.
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    4. Mesenchymal stromal cells and macrophages in sepsis: new insights. Eur Respir J. 2018 04; 51(4). Kotas ME, Matthay MA. PMID: 29700107.
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    5. Central serotonergic neurons activate and recruit thermogenic brown and beige fat and regulate glucose and lipid homeostasis. Cell Metab. 2015 May 05; 21(5):692-705. McGlashon JM, Gorecki MC, Kozlowski AE, Thirnbeck CK, Markan KR, Leslie KL, Kotas ME, Potthoff MJ, Richerson GB, Gillum MP. PMID: 25955206.
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    6. Homeostasis, inflammation, and disease susceptibility. Cell. 2015 Feb 26; 160(5):816-827. Kotas ME, Medzhitov R. PMID: 25723161.
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    7. cAMP-responsive element-binding protein (CREB)-regulated transcription coactivator 2 (CRTC2) promotes glucagon clearance and hepatic amino acid catabolism to regulate glucose homeostasis. J Biol Chem. 2013 May 31; 288(22):16167-76. Erion DM, Kotas ME, McGlashon J, Yonemitsu S, Hsiao JJ, Nagai Y, Iwasaki T, Murray SF, Bhanot S, Cline GW, Samuel VT, Shulman GI, Gillum MP. PMID: 23595987.
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    8. Sirtuin-1 is a nutrient-dependent modulator of inflammation. Adipocyte. 2013 Apr 01; 2(2):113-8. Kotas ME, Gorecki MC, Gillum MP. PMID: 23805409.
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    9. Role of caspase-1 in regulation of triglyceride metabolism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 19; 110(12):4810-5. Kotas ME, Jurczak MJ, Annicelli C, Gillum MP, Cline GW, Shulman GI, Medzhitov R. PMID: 23487794.
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    10. SirT1 regulates adipose tissue inflammation. Diabetes. 2011 Dec; 60(12):3235-45. Gillum MP, Kotas ME, Erion DM, Kursawe R, Chatterjee P, Nead KT, Muise ES, Hsiao JJ, Frederick DW, Yonemitsu S, Banks AS, Qiang L, Bhanot S, Olefsky JM, Sears DD, Caprio S, Shulman GI. PMID: 22110092.
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    11. Impact of CD1d deficiency on metabolism. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e25478. Kotas ME, Lee HY, Gillum MP, Annicelli C, Guigni BA, Shulman GI, Medzhitov R. PMID: 21980475.
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    12. Comparative Evaluation of Methods Used for Sampling Malaria Vectors in the Kilombero Valley, South Eastern Tanzania. The Open Tropical Medicine Journal. 2008 Sep 26; 1(1):51-55. Fredros O. Okumu, Maya E. Kotas, Japheth Kihonda, Evan Mathenge, Gerry F. Killeen, Sarah J. Moore. .
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    13. Replacement of bone marrow by bone in rat femurs: the bone bioreactor. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 Feb; 14(2):237-46. Zhang Q, Cuartas E, Mehta N, Gilligan J, Ke HZ, Saltzman WM, Kotas M, Ma M, Rajan S, Chalouni C, Carlson J, Vignery A. PMID: 18333776.
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    14. Replacement of Bone Marrow by Bone in Rat Femurs: The Bone Bioreactor. Tissue Engineering. 2008 Jan 9; 110306233438005. Qing Zhang, Esteban Cuartas, Nozer Mehta, James Gilligan, Hua-Zhu Ke, W. Mark Saltzman, Maya Kotas, Mandy Ma, Sonali Rajan, Cécile Chalouni, Jodi Carlson, Agnès Vignery. .
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    15. Cost-sharing strategies combining targeted public subsidies with private-sector delivery achieve high bednet coverage and reduced malaria transmission in Kilombero Valley, southern Tanzania. BMC Infect Dis. 2007 Oct 25; 7:121. Killeen GF, Tami A, Kihonda J, Okumu FO, Kotas ME, Grundmann H, Kasigudi N, Ngonyani H, Mayagaya V, Nathan R, Abdulla S, Charlwood JD, Smith TA, Lengeler C. PMID: 17961211.
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    16. Quantifying behavioural interactions between humans and mosquitoes: evaluating the protective efficacy of insecticidal nets against malaria transmission in rural Tanzania. BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 10; 6:161. Killeen GF, Kihonda J, Lyimo E, Oketch FR, Kotas ME, Mathenge E, Schellenberg JA, Lengeler C, Smith TA, Drakeley CJ. PMID: 17096840.
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