Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, MD, PhD

Assistant in Medicine

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease

Departments

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine,

New Haven, CT

Internship

Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics (Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center),

Boston, MA

Residency, Pediatrics

Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics (Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center),

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Publications

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  1. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Foster KR, Comstock LE. The evolution of cooperation within the gut microbiota. Nature. 2016 May 12; 533(7602):255-9.
  2. Rakoff-Nahoum S. Another Reason to Thank Mom: Gestational Effects of Microbiota Metabolites. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Apr 13; 19(4):425-7.
  3. McLoughlin K, Schluter J, Rakoff-Nahoum S, Smith AL, Foster KR. Host Selection of Microbiota via Differential Adhesion. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Apr 13; 19(4):550-9.
  4. Ordovas-Montanes J, Rakoff-Nahoum S, Huang S, Riol-Blanco L, Barreiro O, von Andrian UH. The Regulation of Immunological Processes by Peripheral Neurons in Homeostasis and Disease. Trends Immunol. 2015 Oct; 36(10):578-604.
  5. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Kong Y, Kleinstein SH, Subramanian S, Ahern PP, Gordon JI, Medzhitov R. Analysis of gene-environment interactions in postnatal development of the mammalian intestine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 17; 112(7):1929-36.
  6. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Comstock LE. Immunology: Starve a fever, feed the microbiota. Nature. 2014 Oct 30; 514(7524):576-7.
  7. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Coyne MJ, Comstock LE. An ecological network of polysaccharide utilization among human intestinal symbionts. Curr Biol. 2014 Jan 6; 24(1):40-9.
  8. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Bousvaros A. Innate and adaptive immune connections in inflammatory bowel diseases. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov; 26(6):572-7.
  9. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Medzhitov R. Toll-like receptors and cancer. Nat Rev Cancer. 2009 Jan; 9(1):57-63.
  10. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Medzhitov R. Innate immune recognition of the indigenous microbial flora. Mucosal Immunol. 2008 Nov; 1 Suppl 1:S10-4.
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  12. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Medzhitov R. Role of toll-like receptors in tissue repair and tumorigenesis. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2008 May; 73(5):555-61.
  13. Garrison KE, Jones RB, Meiklejohn DA, Anwar N, Ndhlovu LC, Chapman JM, Erickson AL, Agrawal A, Spotts G, Hecht FM, Rakoff-Nahoum S, Lenz J, Ostrowski MA, Nixon DF. T cell responses to human endogenous retroviruses in HIV-1 infection. PLoS Pathog. 2007 Nov; 3(11):e165.
  14. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Medzhitov R. Regulation of spontaneous intestinal tumorigenesis through the adaptor protein MyD88. Science. 2007 Jul 6; 317(5834):124-7.
  15. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Medzhitov R. Prostaglandin-secreting cells: a portable first aid kit for tissue repair. J Clin Invest. 2007 Jan; 117(1):83-6.
  16. Rakoff-Nahoum S. Why cancer and inflammation? Yale J Biol Med. 2006 Dec; 79(3-4):123-30.
  17. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Chen H, Kraus T, George I, Oei E, Tyorkin M, Salik E, Beuria P, Sperber K. Retraction: Regulation of class II expression in monocytic cells after HIV-1 infection. J Immunol. 2006 Nov 1; 177(9):6561.
  18. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Hao L, Medzhitov R. Role of toll-like receptors in spontaneous commensal-dependent colitis. Immunity. 2006 Aug; 25(2):319-29.
  19. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Medzhitov R. Role of the innate immune system and host-commensal mutualism. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2006; 308:1-18.
  20. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Kuebler PJ, Heymann JJ, E Sheehy M, Ortiz GM, S Ogg G, Barbour JD, Lenz J, Steinfeld AD, Nixon DF. Detection of T lymphocytes specific for human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) in patients with seminoma. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2006 Jan; 22(1):52-6.
  21. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Paglino J, Eslami-Varzaneh F, Edberg S, Medzhitov R. Recognition of commensal microflora by toll-like receptors is required for intestinal homeostasis. Cell. 2004 Jul 23; 118(2):229-41.
  22. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Chen H, Kraus T, George I, Oei E, Tyorkin M, Salik E, Beuria P, Sperber K. Regulation of class II expression in monocytic cells after HIV-1 infection. J Immunol. 2001 Aug 15; 167(4):2331-42.
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