Katrina E. Traber, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, New York University School of Medicine
PhD, New York University School of Medicine
MS, New York University School of Medicine
BA, Wesleyan University

Pronouns: she/her/hers



The long-term goal of the Traber Lab is to identify and develop new strategies to treat severe neutrophil-based sequelae of pneumonia such as ARDS and sepsis. To achieve this goal, we use in vivo and in vitro models of pneumonia to investigate mechanisms of neutrophil dysfunction in acute lung infections. Currently, we have been using two broad approaches to understand neutrophil biology. First, we are examining modulation of the neutrophil transcriptome during neutrophil migration from circulation to the alveolar space. Second, we are investigating how Oncostatin M (OSM), an IL-6 family cytokine produced by neutrophils in many acute and chronic inflammatory settings, including pneumonia, ARDS and sepsis potentiates neutrophil migration to the alveoli during pneumonia.

If you are interested in joining our research group, please contact Dr. Traber at katraber@bu.edu.

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Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research




Transcriptional Regulation of Migrating Neutrophils during Pneumonia
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R01HL158732-03

The Role of Oncostatin-M in Pneumonia
09/01/2016 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5K08HL130582-05

Distinct Roles of LIF and OSM During Pneumonia
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 (Multi-PI)
PI: Katrina E. Traber, MD, PhD
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
1F32HL120551-01A1



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  1. Etesami NS, Barker KA, Shenoy AT, De Ana CL, Arafa EI, Grifno GN, Matschulat AM, Vannini ME, Pihl RMF, Breen MP, Soucy AM, Goltry WN, Ha CT, Betsuyaku H, Browning JL, Varelas X, Traber KE, Jones MR, Quinton LJ, Maglione PJ, Nia HT, Belkina AC, Mizgerd JP. B cells in the pneumococcus-infected lung are heterogeneous and require CD4+ T cell help including CD40L to become resident memory B cells. Front Immunol. 2024; 15:1382638.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38715601; PMCID: PMC11074383; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2024.1382638;
     
  2. Banerji R, Grifno GN, Shi L, Smolen D, LeBourdais R, Muhvich J, Eberman C, Hiller BE, Lee J, Regan K, Zheng S, Zhang S, Jiang J, Raslan AA, Breda JC, Pihl R, Traber K, Mazzilli S, Ligresti G, Mizgerd JP, Suki B, Nia HT. Crystal ribcage: a platform for probing real-time lung function at cellular resolution. Nat Methods. 2023 Nov; 20(11):1790-1801.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37710017; PMCID: PMC10860663; DOI: 10.1038/s41592-023-02004-9;
     
  3. Korkmaz FT, Traber KE. Innate immune responses in pneumonia. Pneumonia (Nathan). 2023 Feb 25; 15(1):4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36829255; PMCID: PMC9957695; DOI: 10.1186/s41479-023-00106-8;
     
  4. Korkmaz FT, Shenoy AT, Symer EM, Baird LA, Odom CV, Arafa EI, Dimbo EL, Na E, Molina-Arocho W, Brudner M, Standiford TJ, Mehta JL, Sawamura T, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Traber KE, Quinton LJ. Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor 1 attenuates pneumonia-induced lung injury. JCI Insight. 2022 Dec 08; 7(23).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36264633; PMCID: PMC9746901; DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.149955;
     
  5. Na E, Allen E, Baird LA, Odom CV, Korkmaz FT, Shenoy AT, Matschulat AM, Jones MR, Kotton DN, Mizgerd JP, Varelas X, Traber KE, Quinton LJ. Epithelial LIF signaling limits apoptosis and lung injury during bacterial pneumonia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2022 Apr 01; 322(4):L550-L563.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35137631; PMCID: PMC8957336; DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00325.2021;
     
  6. Traber KE, Center DM. Toward a More Precise Solution to Asthma Therapy. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2021 09; 65(3):241-242.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34153196; PMCID: PMC8485991; DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2021-0227ED;
     
  7. Odom CV, Kim Y, Burgess CL, Baird LA, Korkmaz FT, Na E, Shenoy AT, Arafa EI, Lam TT, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Traber KE, Quinton LJ. Liver-Dependent Lung Remodeling during Systemic Inflammation Shapes Responses to Secondary Infection. J Immunol. 2021 10 01; 207(7):1891-1902.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34470857; PMCID: PMC8631467; DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.2100254;
     
  8. Traber KE, Dimbo EL, Shenoy AT, Symer EM, Allen E, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Neutrophil-Derived Oncostatin M Triggers Diverse Signaling Pathways during Pneumonia. Infect Immun. 2021 03 17; 89(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33526570; PMCID: PMC8090961; DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00655-20;
     
  9. Guillon A, Arafa EI, Barker KA, Belkina AC, Martin I, Shenoy AT, Wooten AK, Lyon De Ana C, Dai A, Labadorf A, Hernandez Escalante J, Dooms H, Blasco H, Traber KE, Jones MR, Quinton LJ, Mizgerd JP. Pneumonia recovery reprograms the alveolar macrophage pool. JCI Insight. 2020 02 27; 5(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31990682; PMCID: PMC7101156; DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.133042;
     
  10. Traber KE, Dimbo EL, Symer EM, Korkmaz FT, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Roles of interleukin-11 during acute bacterial pneumonia. PLoS One. 2019; 14(8):e0221029.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31415618; PMCID: PMC6695241; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221029;
     
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