Alex Mohapatra, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow

Alex (he/him/his) grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Tampa, Florida, before getting his undergraduate degree at Yale. He then moved to San Francisco and obtained an MD and PhD at UCSF, studying lung innate immunity with Dr. Rich Locksley. He continued at UCSF for Internal Medicine Residency and is now a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellow.

When not in the lab, Alex loves to watch and play ice hockey and enjoy the outdoors.
  1. Yen AF, Homer CM, Mohapatra A, Langnas E, Gomez A, Hendrickson CM. Embolic Hypodermic Needle Causing Traumatic Cardiac Tamponade: A Case Report. 2019. PMID: 32166279

  2. Van Dyken SJ, Mohapatra A, Nussbaum JC, Molofsky AB, Thornton EE, Ziegler SF, McKenzie AN, Krummel MF, Liang HE, Locksley RM. Chitin activates parallel immune modules that direct distinct inflammatory responses via innate lymphoid type 2 and ?d T cells. 2014. PMID: 24631157

  3. Nussbaum JC, Van Dyken SJ, von Moltke J, Cheng LE, Mohapatra A, Molofsky AB, Thornton EE, Krummel MF, Chawla A, Liang HE, Locksley RM. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells control eosinophil homeostasis. 2013. PMID: 24037376

  4. Steven J. Van Dyken, Alexander Mohapatra, Jesse C. Nussbaum, Hong-Erh Liang, Richard M. Locksley. 265 Cooperative activation of innate lymphoid type 2 cells (ILC2) by epithelial cytokines in response to chitin. 2013. PMID:

  5. Molofsky AB, Nussbaum JC, Liang HE, Van Dyken SJ, Cheng LE, Mohapatra A, Chawla A, Locksley RM. Innate lymphoid type 2 cells sustain visceral adipose tissue eosinophils and alternatively activated macrophages. 2013. PMID: 23420878