43097-Katzenellenbogen, Rachel

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 Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Education
    2006 FEL University of Washington
    2005 FEL University of Washington
    2002 RES University of Washington
    1999 MD The John Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1994 BA Harvard University
  • 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: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Scope: National
    Date: 1999-01-01

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