43097-Katzenellenbogen, Rachel

Rachel A. Katzenellenbogen, MD

Richard E. and Pauline P. Klingler Scholar in Pediatrics

HS 1001
Indianapolis, IN


Meet Rachel Katzenellenbogen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xt2nhkr_fg

Rachel Katzenellenbogen is the chief of the Adolescent Medicine division.  She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis and the Chuck and Tina Pagano Inaugural Scholar at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC). She completed medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1999) and trained in pediatrics (2002), adolescent medicine (2005), and STD research (2006) at the University of Washington. She is board certified in general pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Rachel Katzenellenbogen sees patients in adolescent medicine.

The Katzenellenbogen Laboratory conducts research on human papillomavirus and the cancers associated with this infection at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. Dr. Katzenellenbogen is a member of the IUSCC Cancer Prevention and Control Program and a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.  Dr. Katzenellenbogen is the co-director of the Center for HPV Research with Dr. Greg Zimet.  Dr. Katzenellenbogen is also a member of the Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program through the Department of Pediatrics, and she mentors trainees in research projects.

Dr. Katzenellenbogen co-authored a book, Women Rock Science:  A Pocket Guide for Success in Clinical Academic Research Careers, in 2019.  The book focuses on how women can grow and thrive in today’s clinical research environment.

Titles & Appointments

  • Richard E. and Pauline P. Klingler Scholar in Pediatrics
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine
  • Education
    2006 FEL Center for AIDS and STD Research Fellowship, University of Washington
    2005 FEL Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, University of Washington
    2002 RES Pediatric Residency, University of Washington
    1999 MD Johns Hopkins University
    1994 BA Harvard College
  • Research

    The Katzenellenbogen Laboratory conducts research on human papillomavirus (HPV).  HPV is a very common infection, affecting more than 75% of the adult population.  HPV is categorized as high-risk or low-risk, based on its association with cancer; nearly 5% of cancers worldwide are caused by HPV.  In the Katzenellenbogen Laboratory, the focus is on the host-pathogen interactions that activate oncogenic pathways and dysregulate typical cellular processes to permit cancer development and progression of HPV-associated cancers.  The laboratory conducts fundamental molecular biology studies and works to link those models of disease to true pathophysiology in people.  

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Society for Microbiology
    International Papillomavirus Society
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
    Society for Pediatric Research
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Awards
    Org: Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund
    Desc: Showalter Scholar
    Scope: National
    Date: 2019-01-01
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Scope: National
    Date: 1999-01-01

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