Rachel A. Katzenellenbogen, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Rachel Katzenellenbogen 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 an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Titles & Appointments
- Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
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.
American Society for Microbiology
International Papillomavirus Society
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Society for Pediatric Research
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha