Rachel Friedman, PhD

Rachel Friedman
Rachel Friedman, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Friedman is in the Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine.
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Autoimmunity
  • Immune Tolerance
  • Immunotherapeutic Development
  • Intra-vital Imaging
  • Mononuclear Phagocytes
  • Pancreatic Islets
  • T cells
  • Type 1 Diabetes

Special Interests

We are interested in understanding how the immune system is dynamically regulated through cellular interactions and environmental cues. Using methods including in vivo microscopy and flow cytometry our goals are to elucidate mechanisms of immune activation and tolerance in autoimmunity, with the goal of developing therapeutic approaches for regulating the immune response.

  • Immune dynamics and interactions at the autoimmune disease site during type 1 diabetes
  • Development of therapeutic for antigen-specific tolerance induction


University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, PhD, Biomedical Sciences
Brown University, Providence, RI, AB Biology
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Postdoctoral, Immunology

Awards & Recognition

2012 - 2017: Career Development Award, JDRF.    
2012: Junior Faculty Award, American Diabetes Association.     
2017: Outstanding Junior Faculty, Biomedical Research, National Jewish Health.

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbiology

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