Rachael Gordon, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

  • Excellent clinical training
  • Collaborative and productive research environment in Immunology
  • Burgeoning city with a growing food culture

After her graduation, Dr. Gordon returned to Medical School to finish her training.

Doctoral Dissertation:

The Role of NADPH Oxidase and Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Education & Training

  • PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Research Interests



Gordon RA, Herter JM, Rosetti F, Campbell AM, Nishi H, Kashgarian M, et al. 2017. Lupus and proliferative nephritis are PAD4 independent in murine models. JCI Insight. 2(10).

Boiko JR, Anderson AJM, and Gordon RA. 2017. Representation of Women Among Academic Grand Rounds Speakers. JAMA Intern Med. 177: 722-724.

Gordon RA, Grigoriev G, Lee A, Kalliolias GD, and Ivashkiv LB. 2012. The interferon signature and STAT1 expression in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fluid macrophages are induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha and counter-regulated by the synovial fluid microenvironment. Arthritis Rheum. 64: 3119-3128.

Kalliolias GD, Gordon RA and Ivashkiv LB. 2010. Suppression of TNF-alpha and IL-1 signaling identifies a mechanism of homeostatic regulation of macrophages by IL-27. J Immunol. 185: 7047-7056.

Wang L, Gordon RA, Huynh L, Su X, Park Min KH, Han J, et al. 2010. Indirect inhibition of Toll-like receptor and type I interferon responses by ITAM-coupled receptors and integrins. Immunity. 32: 518-530.