Mehrdad Matloubian, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor


I have a general interest in mechanisms of immune mediated diseases and approaches for a better understanding of the molecular bases of such processes. The goal is to provided therapeutic for treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases through a better understanding of the involved pathways.

2021 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California, San Francisco
Postdoctoral Studies, 2004 - Immunology, University of California, San Francisco
2001 - Rheumatology Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
1998 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD/PhD, 1996 - Virology, University of California, Los Angeles
  1. Yang MM, Taylor KE, Paez D, Carividi A, Demissie E, Pawar N, El-Qunni AA, McMorrow LE, Schriefer RE, Huang K, Kinnett B, Klebert M, Haile A, O'Halloran JA, Presti RM, Kim W, Ellebedy AH, Ciorba MA, Paley MA, Deepak P, Kim AHJ, Katz P, Matloubian M, Nakamura M, Gensler LS. Reactogenicity of the mRNA SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Associates with Immunogenicity in Patients with Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease. 2022. PMID: 35412029

  2. Perez RK, Gordon MG, Subramaniam M, Kim MC, Hartoularos GC, Targ S, Sun Y, Ogorodnikov A, Bueno R, Lu A, Thompson M, Rappoport N, Dahl A, Lanata CM, Matloubian M, Maliskova L, Kwek SS, Li T, Slyper M, Waldman J, Dionne D, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Fong L, Dall'Era M, Balliu B, Regev A, Yazdany J, Criswell LA, Zaitlen N, Ye CJ. Single-cell RNA-seq reveals cell type-specific molecular and genetic associations to lupus. 2022. PMID: 35389781

  3. Liu J, Kumar S, Hong J, Huang ZM, Paez D, Castillo M, Calvo M, Chang HW, Cummins DD, Chung M, Yeroushalmi S, Bartholomew E, Hakimi M, Ye CJ, Bhutani T, Matloubian M, Gensler LS, Liao W. Combined Single Cell Transcriptome and Surface Epitope Profiling Identifies Potential Biomarkers of Psoriatic Arthritis and Facilitates Diagnosis via Machine Learning. 2022. PMID: 35309349

  4. Sin JH, Kashyap S, Acenas D, Cortez JT, Lee J, Marson A, Matloubian M, Waterfield MR. ATF7ip Targets Transposable Elements for H3K9me3 Deposition to Modify CD8+ T Cell Effector and Memory Responses. 2022. PMID: 35110421

  5. Deepak P, Kim W, Paley MA, Yang M, Carvidi AB, Demissie EG, El-Qunni AA, Haile A, Huang K, Kinnett B, Liebeskind MJ, Liu Z, McMorrow LE, Paez D, Pawar N, Perantie DC, Schriefer RE, Sides SE, Thapa M, Gergely M, Abushamma S, Akuse S, Klebert M, Mitchell L, Nix D, Graf J, Taylor KE, Chahin S, Ciorba MA, Katz P, Matloubian M, O'Halloran JA, Presti RM, Wu GF, Whelan SPJ, Buchser WJ, Gensler LS, Nakamura MC, Ellebedy AH, Kim AHJ. Effect of Immunosuppression on the Immunogenicity of mRNA Vaccines to SARS-CoV-2 : A Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of internal medicine 2021. PMID: 34461029

  6. . Glucocorticoids and B Cell Depleting Agents Substantially Impair Immunogenicity of mRNA Vaccines to SARS-CoV-2. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences 2021. PMID: 33851176

  7. Shen L, Matloubian M, Kadlecek TA, Weiss A. A disease-associated mutation that weakens ZAP70 autoinhibition enhances responses to weak and self-ligands. Science signaling 2021. PMID: 33531381

  8. Amy Jo Chien, Amelia S Gliwa, Siti Rahmaputri, Heidi F Dittrich, Melanie Catherine Majure, Hope S. Rugo, Michelle E. Melisko, Pamela N. Munster, John W. Park, Mark M. Moasser, Mehrdad Matloubian, Tasha Lea, Julia Rohrberg, Gregor Krings, Andrei Goga. A phase Ib trial of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor dinaciclib (dina) in combination with pembrolizumab (P) in patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and response correlation with MYC-overexpression. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2020. PMID:

  9. Berger A, Matloubian M, Shah NP, Wachter RM, DeRisi JL, Anderson M. The Molecular Medicine Investigation Unit: Linking Patient Care and Scientific Inquiry in Physician-Scientist Training. Journal of graduate medical education 2020. PMID: 32089799

  10. Gagnon JD, Kageyama R, Shehata HM, Fassett MS, Mar DJ, Wigton EJ, Johansson K, Litterman AJ, Odorizzi P, Simeonov D, Laidlaw BJ, Panduro M, Patel S, Jeker LT, Feeney ME, McManus MT, Marson A, Matloubian M, Sanjabi S, Ansel KM. miR-15/16 Restrain Memory T Cell Differentiation, Cell Cycle, and Survival. Cell reports 2019. PMID: 31433990

  11. Schaeuble K, Britschgi MR, Scarpellino L, Favre S, Xu Y, Koroleva E, Lissandrin TKA, Link A, Matloubian M, Ware CF, Nedospasov SA, Tumanov AV, Cyster JG, Luther SA. Perivascular Fibroblasts of the Developing Spleen Act as LTa1ß2-Dependent Precursors of Both T and B Zone Organizer Cells. Cell reports 2017. PMID: 29186687

  12. Hasdemir B, Mhaske P, Paruthiyil S, Garnett EA, Heyman MB, Matloubian M, Bhargava A. Sex- and corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 2- dependent actions of urocortin 1 during inflammation. Volume 310 of Issue 11. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology 2016. PMID: 27053649

  13. Mueller J, Matloubian M, Zikherman J. Cutting edge: An in vivo reporter reveals active B cell receptor signaling in the germinal center. Volume 194 of Issue 7. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2015. PMID: 25725108

  14. Au-Yeung BB, Zikherman J, Mueller JL, Ashouri JF, Matloubian M, Cheng DA, Chen Y, Shokat KM, Weiss A. A sharp T-cell antigen receptor signaling threshold for T-cell proliferation. Volume 111 of Issue 35. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2014. PMID: 25136127

  15. Baumjohann D, Kageyama R, Clingan JM, Morar MM, Patel S, de Kouchkovsky D, Bannard O, Bluestone JA, Matloubian M, Ansel KM, Jeker LT. The microRNA cluster miR-17~92 promotes TFH cell differentiation and represses subset-inappropriate gene expression. Nature immunology 2013. PMID: 23812098

  16. Clingan JM, Matloubian M. B Cell-intrinsic TLR7 signaling is required for optimal B cell responses during chronic viral infection. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2013. PMID: 23761632

  17. Miller CN, Hartigan-O'Connor DJ, Lee MS, Laidlaw G, Cornelissen IP, Matloubian M, Coughlin SR, McDonald DM, McCune JM. IL-7 production in murine lymphatic endothelial cells and induction in the setting of peripheral lymphopenia. International immunology 2013. PMID: 23657000

  18. Beaulieu AM, Bezman NA, Lee JE, Matloubian M, Sun JC, Lanier LL. MicroRNA function in NK-cell biology. Immunological reviews 2013. PMID: 23550637

  19. Gérard A, Khan O, Beemiller P, Oswald E, Hu J, Matloubian M, Krummel MF. Secondary T cell-T cell synaptic interactions drive the differentiation of protective CD8+ T cells. Nature immunology 2013. PMID: 23475183

  20. Matloubian M, Cyster JG. Th1 cell induction in lymph nodes according to a red-blue chemokine map. Immunity 2012. PMID: 23244716

  21. Clingan JM, Ostrow K, Hosiawa KA, Chen ZJ, Matloubian M. Differential roles for RIG-I-like receptors and nucleic acid-sensing TLR pathways in controlling a chronic viral infection. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2012. PMID: 22447976

  22. Steiner DF, Thomas MF, Hu JK, Yang Z, Babiarz JE, Allen CD, Matloubian M, Blelloch R, Ansel KM. MicroRNA-29 regulates T-box transcription factors and interferon-? production in helper T cells. Immunity 2011. PMID: 21820330

  23. Hu JK, Kagari T, Clingan JM, Matloubian M. Expression of chemokine receptor CXCR3 on T cells affects the balance between effector and memory CD8 T-cell generation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2011. PMID: 21518913

  24. Beinke S, Phee H, Clingan JM, Schlessinger J, Matloubian M, Weiss A. Proline-rich tyrosine kinase-2 is critical for CD8 T-cell short-lived effector fate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2010. PMID: 20805505

  25. Pham TH, Okada T, Matloubian M, Lo CG, Cyster JG. S1P1 receptor signaling overrides retention mediated by G alpha i-coupled receptors to promote T cell egress. Immunity 2007. PMID: 18164221

  26. Mueller SN, Matloubian M, Clemens DM, Sharpe AH, Freeman GJ, Gangappa S, Larsen CP, Ahmed R. Viral targeting of fibroblastic reticular cells contributes to immunosuppression and persistence during chronic infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2007. PMID: 17878315

  27. Mueller SN, Hosiawa-Meagher KA, Konieczny BT, Sullivan BM, Bachmann MF, Locksley RM, Ahmed R, Matloubian M. Regulation of homeostatic chemokine expression and cell trafficking during immune responses. Volume 317 of Issue 5838. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2007. PMID: 17673664

  28. Shiow LR, Rosen DB, Brdicková N, Xu Y, An J, Lanier LL, Cyster JG, Matloubian M. CD69 acts downstream of interferon-alpha/beta to inhibit S1P1 and lymphocyte egress from lymphoid organs. Nature 2006. PMID: 16525420

  29. Schwab SR, Pereira JP, Matloubian M, Xu Y, Huang Y, Cyster JG. Lymphocyte sequestration through S1P lyase inhibition and disruption of S1P gradients. Science (New York, N.Y.) 2005. PMID: 16151014

  30. Cinamon G, Matloubian M, Lesneski MJ, Xu Y, Low C, Lu T, Proia RL, Cyster JG. Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 promotes B cell localization in the splenic marginal zone. Nature immunology 2004. PMID: 15184895

  31. Matloubian M, Lo CG, Cinamon G, Lesneski MJ, Xu Y, Brinkmann V, Allende ML, Proia RL, Cyster JG. Lymphocyte egress from thymus and peripheral lymphoid organs is dependent on S1P receptor 1. Nature 2004. PMID: 14737169

  32. Luther SA, Bidgol A, Hargreaves DC, Schmidt A, Xu Y, Paniyadi J, Matloubian M, Cyster JG. Differing activities of homeostatic chemokines CCL19, CCL21, and CXCL12 in lymphocyte and dendritic cell recruitment and lymphoid neogenesis. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2002. PMID: 12077273

  33. Wu-Hsieh BA, Whitmire JK, de Fries R, Lin JS, Matloubian M, Ahmed R. Distinct CD8 T cell functions mediate susceptibility to histoplasmosis during chronic viral infection. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2001. PMID: 11591785

  34. Matloubian M, David A, Engel S, Ryan JE, Cyster JG. A transmembrane CXC chemokine is a ligand for HIV-coreceptor Bonzo. Nature immunology 2000. PMID: 11017100

  35. Matloubian M, Suresh M, Glass A, Galvan M, Chow K, Whitmire JK, Walsh CM, Clark WR, Ahmed R. A role for perforin in downregulating T-cell responses during chronic viral infection. Journal of virology 1999. PMID: 9971838

  36. van der Most RG, Sette A, Oseroff C, Alexander J, Murali-Krishna K, Lau LL, Southwood S, Sidney J, Chesnut RW, Matloubian M, Ahmed R. Analysis of cytotoxic T cell responses to dominant and subdominant epitopes during acute and chronic lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 1996. PMID: 8955205

  37. Slifka MK, Shen H, Matloubian M, Jensen ER, Miller JF, Ahmed R. Antiviral cytotoxic T-cell memory by vaccination with recombinant Listeria monocytogenes. Journal of virology 1996. PMID: 8627765

  38. Clark WR, Walsh CM, Glass AA, Hayashi F, Matloubian M, Ahmed R. Molecular pathways of CTL-mediated cytotoxicity. Immunological reviews 1995. PMID: 7493758

  39. Shen H, Slifka MK, Matloubian M, Jensen ER, Ahmed R, Miller JF. Recombinant Listeria monocytogenes as a live vaccine vehicle for the induction of protective anti-viral cell-mediated immunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1995. PMID: 7732018

  40. Slifka MK, Matloubian M, Ahmed R. Bone marrow is a major site of long-term antibody production after acute viral infection. Journal of virology 1995. PMID: 7853531

  41. Clark WR, Walsh CM, Glass AA, Huang MT, Ahmed R, Matloubian M. Cell-mediated cytotoxicity in perforin-less mice. International reviews of immunology 1995. PMID: 7494105

  42. Matloubian M, Concepcion RJ, Ahmed R. CD4+ T cells are required to sustain CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell responses during chronic viral infection. Journal of virology 1994. PMID: 7966595

  43. Walsh CM, Matloubian M, Liu CC, Ueda R, Kurahara CG, Christensen JL, Huang MT, Young JD, Ahmed R, Clark WR. Immune function in mice lacking the perforin gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1994. PMID: 7526382

  44. Ahmed R, Hahn CS, Somasundaram T, Villarete L, Matloubian M, Strauss JH. Molecular basis of organ-specific selection of viral variants during chronic infection. Journal of virology 1991. PMID: 2072451

  45. Matloubian M, Somasundaram T, Kolhekar SR, Selvakumar R, Ahmed R. Genetic basis of viral persistence: single amino acid change in the viral glycoprotein affects ability of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus to persist in adult mice. The Journal of experimental medicine 1990. PMID: 2212940

  46. Ahmed R, Simon RS, Matloubian M, Kolhekar SR, Southern PJ, Freedman DM. Genetic analysis of in vivo-selected viral variants causing chronic infection: importance of mutation in the L RNA segment of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. Journal of virology 1988. PMID: 3261347