51891-Kowal, Rachel

Rachel P. Kowal, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Statewide Pathophysiology Discipline Consultant for IUSM

IU Health Pathology Laboratory
350 W 11th Street, Rm 4066
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatopathology, Indiana University School of Medicine 

Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Director of Immunohistochemistry  
Muhlbauer Dermatopathology Lab, Pittsford NY 
Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatopathology,  The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center 
Research assistant, National Institutes of Health,  Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Bethesda, MD  
Research assistant, Department of Infectious Diseases,  University of California, San Francisco  
Biology, physics, environmental science and fine arts instructor in high school for students with academic and behavioral issues. Thornton Friends School, Alexandria, VA 

Key Publications

Lazova R, Seeley EH, Kutzner H, Scolyer RA, Scott G, Cerroni L, Fried I, Kozovska ME, Rosenberg AS, Prieto VG, Shehata BM, Durham MM, Henry G, Rodriguez-Peralto JL, Riveiro-Falkenbach E, Schaefer JT, Danialan R, Fraitag S, Vollenweider-Roten S, Sepehr A, Sangueza M, Hijazi N, Corredoira Y,?Kowal?R, Harris OM, Bravo F, Boyd AS, Gueorguieva R, Caprioli RM.  
Imaging mass spectrometry assists in the classification of diagnostically challenging atypical Spitzoid neoplasms. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Dec;75(6):1176-1186. 
Kowal RP and AB Ackerman. Seborrheic dermatitis caused by Malassezia? An update. Dermatopathology: Practical & Conceptual. 2008;14(1). 
Kowal RP, Miller CJ, Elenitsas R. Eroded Patch on the Nipple of a 57-year-old Woman.  Arch Dermatol.  2008;144(7):933-8. 
Schito ML, Kennedy PE, Kowal RP, Berger EA, Sher A. A  humanimmunodeficiency virus-transgenic mouse model for assessing interventions that block microbial-induced proviral expression.  J Infect Dis. 2001;183(11):1592-600. 
Garrity-Ryan L, Kazmierczak B, Kowal R, Comolli J, Hauser A, Engel JN.  The arginine finger domain of ExoT contributes to actin cytoskeleton disruption and inhibition of internalization of  Pseudomonas aeruginosa by epithelial cells and macrophages.  Infect Immun. 2000;68(12):7100-13. 

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