Helen Rich

Helen Rich


Rangos Research Center
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Alcorn Lab

Ph: 412-692-9350



  • BS in Biology (High Honors), Oberlin College, 2014

Selected Publications

Robinson KM, Ramanan K, Clay ME, McHugh KJ, Rich HE and Alcorn JF. 2017. Novel protective mechanism for interleukin-33 at the mucosal barrier during influenza-associated bacterial superinfection. Mucosal Immunol. [Epub ahead of print].

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I was provided the flexibility I needed to decide between microbiology and immunology, and the graduate programs at the School of Medicine let us live an enjoyable life in Pittsburgh even while we are in graduate school due to their significant financial support for the area's cost of living.

Research Interests

  • Host-pathogen interaction; infectious disease; bacteriology; immunology