Raul M. Torres, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient Raul M. Torres, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Torres is in the Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine. Professor Director, Immunology Graduate Program 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Special Interests Research Interests B cell development and function: We are interested in the signals that guide the development and function of B lymphocytes and incorporate various mouse models to dissect these processes. Pulmonary immunity: Our lab also utilizes mouse models to explore the mechanisms by which leukocytes migrate within the lung and how pathological conditions arise when this process is not regulated appropriately. Education Education 1992 University of Washington, PhD 1988 University of Washington, MS 1982 University of Washington, BS Fellowship 1996 - 2001 Basel Institute for Immunology (Basel, Switzerland), Scientific Member 1992 - 1996 Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne (Cologne, Germany), Postdoctoral Fellow Awards & Recognition 2007-Present: Co-Director, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Translational Research Initiative 2007: National Jewish Health Basic Science Program Teacher of the Year 2003: National Jewish Health Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Basic Science 2003: Sandler Program for Asthma Research Junior Investigator Award Professional Memberships American Association of Immunologists American Association for the Advancement of Science Publications Torres, R.M., Imobden, J., and Schroeder, H.W. Antigen receptor genes, gene products and co-receptors. In Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice, (3rd edition) R. Rich, T. Fleisher, W. Shearer, H. Schroeder, A.J. Frew, and C.M. Weyand eds. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Mosby Publishers. pp 53-78, 2008. Hu, J., Strauch, P., Rubtsov, A., Donovan, E.E., Pelanda, R. and Torres, R.M. Lsc Activity is Controlled by Oligomerization and Regulates Adhesion. Molecular Immunology, 45:1825-1836, 2008. Rubtsov, A.V., Swanson, C.L., Troy, S., Strauch, P., Pelanda, R., and Torres, R.M. Toll-like receptor agonists promote marginal-zone B cell activation, relocation and T-dependent IgM response. Journal of Immunology, 180:3882-3888, 2008. Wu, Q., Martin, R.J., Rino, J.G., Breed, R., Torres, R.M., Chu, H.W., IL-23-dependent IL-17 production is essential in neutrophil recruitment and activity in mouse lung defense against respiratory Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Microbes and Infection, 9:78-86, 2007. Brown, J., Taube, C., Takeda, K, Koya, T., Pelanda, R., Gelfand, E.W., and Torres, R.M., Arhgef1 is Required by T cells for the Development of Airway Hyperreactivity and Inflammation. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 176:10-19, 2007. Academic Affiliations Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Teaching & Professional Positions Director, Graduate Program in Immunology Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 303.398.1473Fax: 303.270.2325 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.