Rachel Rutishauser, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor In Res

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Experimental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. My laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanisms that promote the formation of effective and durable CD8+ T cell immunity to viral pathogens (e.g., HIV, SARS-CoV2) and vaccination at different stages of human development.
Education
Fellowship, 2018 - Infectious Disease, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2014 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2011 - School of Medicine, Yale University
Ph.D., 2010 - Immunobiology, Yale University
B.A., 2003 - Biology, Harvard University
Honors and Awards
  • CROI New Investigator Scholarship, CROI, 2019
  • CROI New Investigator Scholarship, CROI, 2018
  • HVTN Translational Early Stage Investigator Conference Travel Award, HVTN, 2018
  • HVTN Translational Early Stage Investigator Conference Travel Award, HVTN, 2017
  • CFAR Early Career Award for Excellence in Basic Research, UCSF, 2017
  • AIDS Research Institute Clinical Fellow, UCSF, 2016
  • IDWeek Trainee Travel Award, IDSA, 2015
  • SFGH Department of Medicine Clinical Fellow Award, UCSF, 2015
  • UCSF Infectious Diseases Division Clinical Fellow Award, UCSF, 2015
  • Norma Bailey Berniker Prize, Yale University, 2011
  • The MD/PhD Award, Yale University, 2011
Websites
Publications
  1. Rasmussen TA, Rajdev L, Rhodes A, Dantanarayana A, Tennakoon S, Chea S, Spelman T, Lensing S, Rutishauser R, Bakkour S, Busch M, Siliciano JD, Siliciano RF, Einstein MH, Dittmer DP, Chiao E, Deeks S, Durand C, Lewin SR. Impact of anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA-4 on the HIV reservoir in people living with HIV with cancer on antiretroviral therapy: The AIDS Malignancy Consortium-095 study. 2021. PMID: 33677480


  2. Peluso MJ, Deitchman AN, Torres L, Iyer NS, Munter SE, Nixon CC, Donatelli J, Thanh C, Takahashi S, Hakim J, Turcios K, Janson O, Hoh R, Tai V, Hernandez Y, Fehrman EA, Spinelli MA, Gandhi M, Trinh L, Wrin T, Petropoulos CJ, Aweeka FT, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Kelly JD, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Greenhouse B, Rutishauser RL, Henrich TJ. Long-term SARS-CoV-2-specific immune and inflammatory responses in individuals recovering from COVID-19 with and without post-acute symptoms. 2021. PMID: 34358460


  3. Peluso MJ, Dee L, Taylor J, Campbell DM, Ehm A, Agosto-Rosario M, Shao S, Williams MC, Hoh R, Rutishauser RL, Deeks SG, Sauceda JA, Dubé K. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in the context of ongoing HIV cure-related research studies. 2021. PMID: 33852502


  4. Peluso MJ, Takahashi S, Hakim J, Kelly JD, Torres L, Iyer NS, Turcios K, Janson O, Munter SE, Thanh C, Donatelli J, Nixon CC, Hoh R, Tai V, Fehrman EA, Hernandez Y, Spinelli MA, Gandhi M, Palafox MA, Vallari A, Rodgers MA, Prostko J, Hackett J, Trinh L, Wrin T, Petropoulos CJ, Chiu CY, Norris PJ, DiGermanio C, Stone M, Busch MP, Elledge SK, Zhou XX, Wells JA, Shu A, Kurtz TW, Pak JE, Wu W, Burbelo PD, Cohen JI, Rutishauser RL, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Henrich TJ, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B. SARS-CoV-2 antibody magnitude and detectability are driven by disease severity, timing, and assay. 2021. PMID: 34330709


  5. Peluso MJ, Munter SE, Lynch KL, Yun C, Torres L, Iyer NS, Donatelli J, Ryan L, Deitchman AN, Deeks SG, Rutishauser RL, Henrich TJ. Discordant Virus-Specific Antibody Levels, Antibody Neutralization Capacity, and T-cell Responses Following 3 Doses of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in a Patient With Connective Tissue Disease. 2021. PMID: 34395717


  6. McCarthy EE, Odorizzi PM, Lutz E, Smullin CP, Stone M, Simmons G, Hunt PW, Feeney ME, Norris PJ, Busch MP, Spitzer MH*, Rutishauser RL*.. Distinct cellular immune signatures in acute Zika virus infection are associated with high or low persisting neutralizing antibody titers 2021. PMID:


  7. Peluso MJ, Kelly JD, Lu S, Goldberg SA, Davidson MC, Mathur S, Durstenfeld MS, Spinelli MA, Hoh R, Tai V, Fehrman EA, Torres L, Hernandez Y, Williams MC, Arreguin MI, Bautista JA, Ngo LH, Deswal M, Munter SE, Martinez EO, Anglin KA, Romero MD, Tavs J, Rugart PR, Chen JY, Sans HM, Murray VW, Ellis PK, Donohue KC, Massachi JA, Weiss JO, Mehdi I, Pineda-Ramirez J, Tang AF, Wenger M, Assenzio M, Yuan Y, Krone M, Rutishauser RL, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B, Sauceda JA, Gandhi M, Hsue PY, Henrich TJ, Deeks SG, Martin JN. Rapid implementation of a cohort for the study of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection/COVID-19. 2021. PMID: 33758895


  8. Sun B, Tang N, Peluso MJ, Iyer NS, Torres L, Donatelli JL, Munter SE, Nixon CC, Rutishauser RL, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B, Kelly JD, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Henrich TJ, Pulliam L. Characterization and Biomarker Analyses of Post-COVID-19 Complications and Neurological Manifestations. 2021. PMID: 33668514


  9. Rutishauser RL, Deguit CDT, Hiatt J, Blaeschke F, Roth TL, Wang L, Raymond KA, Starke CE, Mudd JC, Chen W, Smullin C, Matus-Nicodemos R, Hoh R, Krone M, Hecht FM, Pilcher CD, Martin JN, Koup RA, Douek DC, Brenchley JM, Sékaly RP, Pillai SK, Marson A, Deeks SG, McCune JM, Hunt PW. TCF-1 regulates HIV-specific CD8+ T cell expansion capacity. 2021. PMID: 33351785


  10. Bunis DG, Bronevetsky Y, Krow-Lucal E, Bhakta NR, Kim CC, Nerella S, Jones N, Mendoza VF, Bryson YJ, Gern JE, Rutishauser RL, Ye CJ, Sirota M, McCune JM, Burt TD. Single-Cell Mapping of Progressive Fetal-to-Adult Transition in Human Naive T Cells. 2021. PMID: 33406429


  11. Henrich TJ, Schreiner C, Cameron C, Hogan LE, Richardson B, Rutishauser RL, Deitchman AN, Chu S, Rogers R, Thanh C, Gibson EA, Zarinsefat A, Bakkour S, Aweeka F, Busch MP, Liegler T, Baker C, Milush J, Deeks SG, Stock PG. Everolimus, an mTORC1/2 inhibitor, in ART-suppressed individuals who received solid organ transplantation: A prospective study. 2020. PMID: 32780519


  12. Abdelsamed HA, Zebley CC, Nguyen H, Rutishauser RL, Fan Y, Ghoneim HE, Crawford JC, Alfei F, Alli S, Ribeiro SP, Castellaw AH, McGargill MA, Jin H, Boi SK, Speake C, Serti E, Turka LA, Busch ME, Stone M, Deeks SG, Sekaly RP, Zehn D, James EA, Nepom GT, Youngblood B. Beta cell-specific CD8+ T cells maintain stem cell memory-associated epigenetic programs during type 1 diabetes. 2020. PMID: 32231298


  13. Peluso MJ, Dee L, Campbell D, Taylor J, Hoh R, Rutishauser RL, Sauceda J, Deeks SG, Dubé K. A collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to HIV transmission risk mitigation during analytic treatment interruption. 2020. PMID: 32175090


  14. M. Peluso, P. Burbelo, S. Kumar, S. Munter, R. Hoh, S. Lee, P. Hunt, R. Rutishauser, T. Henrich, S. Deeks. OP 4.2 Characterising ‘exceptional’ control among HIV elite controllers. 2019. PMID:


  15. SharonR Lewin, Thomas A. Rasmussen, Laskhmi Rajdev, Ajantha Rhodes, Ashanti Dantanarayana, Surekha Tennakoon, Socheata Chea, Danielle Rigau, Shelly Lensing, Rachel Rutishauser, Sonia Bakkour, Michael Busch, Dirk P. Dittmer, Steven Deeks, Christine Durand. OP 5.5 Impact of anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA-4 on the HIV reservoir in vivo: AMC-095 Study. 2019. PMID:


  16. Deguit CDT, Hough M, Hoh R, Krone M, Pilcher CD, Martin JN, Deeks SG, McCune JM, Hunt PW, Rutishauser RL. Some Aspects of CD8+ T-Cell Exhaustion Are Associated With Altered T-Cell Mitochondrial Features and ROS Content in HIV Infection. 2019. PMID: 31513075


  17. Morley D, Lambert JS, Hogan LE, De Gascun C, Redmond N, Rutishauser RL, Thanh C, Gibson EA, Hobbs K, Bakkour S, Busch MP, Farrell J, McGetrick P, Henrich TJ. Rapid development of HIV elite control in a patient with acute infection. 2019. PMID: 31533639


  18. Scully EP, Rutishauser RL, Simoneau CR, Delagrèverie H, Euler Z, Thanh C, Li JZ, Hartig H, Bakkour S, Busch M, Alter G, Marty FM, Wang CC, Deeks SG, Lorch J, Henrich TJ. Inconsistent HIV reservoir dynamics and immune responses following anti-PD-1 therapy in cancer patients with HIV infection. 2018. PMID: 30032204


  19. Henrich TJ, Hatano H, Bacon O, Hogan LE, Rutishauser R, Hill A, Kearney MF, Anderson EM, Buchbinder SP, Cohen SE, Abdel-Mohsen M, Pohlmeyer CW, Fromentin R, Hoh R, Liu AY, McCune JM, Spindler J, Metcalf-Pate K, Hobbs KS, Thanh C, Gibson EA, Kuritzkes DR, Siliciano RF, Price RW, Richman DD, Chomont N, Siliciano JD, Mellors JW, Yukl SA, Blankson JN, Liegler T, Deeks SG. HIV-1 persistence following extremely early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) during acute HIV-1 infection: An observational study. 2017. PMID: 29112956


  20. Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Rutishauser RL, Pao M, Hunt PW, Lynch SV, McCune JM, Somsouk M. Limited engraftment of donor microbiome via one-time fecal microbial transplantation in treated HIV-infected individuals. 2017. PMID: 28541799


  21. Rutishauser RL, Hartogensis W, Deguit CD, Krone M, Hoh R, Hecht FM, Pilcher CD, Bacchetti P, Deeks SG, Hunt PW, McCune JM. Early and Delayed Antiretroviral Therapy Results in Comparable Reductions in CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion Marker Expression. 2017. PMID: 28335609


  22. Brondfield MN, Reid MJ, Rutishauser RL, Cope JR, Tang J, Ritter JM, Matanock A, Ali I, Doernberg SB, Hilts-Horeczko A, DeMarco T, Klein L, Babik JM. Disseminated Acanthamoeba infection in a heart transplant recipient treated successfully with a miltefosine-containing regimen: Case report and review of the literature. 2017. PMID: 28067969


  23. Brown L, Langelier C, Reid MJ, Rutishauser RL, Strnad L. Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call to Action! 2016. PMID: 27794024


  24. Su PY, Miller S, Rutishauser RL, Babik J. Broad-range PCR for early diagnosis of nosocomial Enterococcus gallinarum meningitis. 2016. PMID: 27097275


  25. Rutishauser RL, Langelier C, Baxi SM, Hanks D, Chin-Hong P. Think global, act local: chronic dysuria and sterile pyuria in an Eritrean-American woman. 2014. PMID: 24518390


  26. Marshall HD, Chandele A, Jung YW, Meng H, Poholek AC, Parish IA, Rutishauser R, Cui W, Kleinstein SH, Craft J, Kaech SM. Differential expression of Ly6C and T-bet distinguish effector and memory Th1 CD4(+) cell properties during viral infection. 2011. PMID: 22018471


  27. Jung YW, Rutishauser RL, Joshi NS, Haberman AM, Kaech SM. Differential localization of effector and memory CD8 T cell subsets in lymphoid organs during acute viral infection. 2010. PMID: 20921525


  28. Rutishauser RL, Martins GA, Kalachikov S, Chandele A, Parish IA, Meffre E, Jacob J, Calame K, Kaech SM. Transcriptional repressor Blimp-1 promotes CD8(+) T cell terminal differentiation and represses the acquisition of central memory T cell properties. 2009. PMID: 19664941