Raul M. Torres, PhD

Raul M. Torres
Professor
Director, Immunology Graduate Program

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
University of Washington, PhD
University of Washington, MS
University of Washington, BS
Fellowship
Basel Institute for Immunology (Basel, Switzerland), Scientific Member
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

Contact Information

  • Office: 303.398.1473
  • Fax: 303.270.2325
  • Email: torresr@njhealth.org

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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