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Richard I. Enelow, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Vice-Chair for Research Affairs, Dept. of Medicine

Microbiology and Immunology

BA Amherst College, 1978
MD Boston University, 1983.
Post-doctoral fellowship, Viral Immunology, University of Virginia, 1992-97

Immunology Program
Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine


Contact Information:

1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: DHMC
Phone: (603) 650-5533
Fax: (603) 650-0580
Email: richard.i.enelow@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Brittany Bergeron
Asst. Phone: (603) 650-5533
Asst. Email: brittany.j.bergeron@hitchcock.org

Professional Interests:

Immunopathogenesis of respiratory virus infection;
Influenza pathogenesis;
Inflammatory and immune-mediated lung disease

Grant Information:

R01AI069360 (PI: Enelow)
"TNF Processing in Pulmonary Immunopathology"

U19 AI83024 (PI: Enelow)
"Innate Regulation of CD8+ T Cell Effector Activities"

Courses Taught:

Advanced Topics in Immunology
PEMM Immunology Module


My area of research broadly concerns the mechanisms that underlie the immune-mediated damage to the lungs which occurs in the context of respiratory virus infection. My clinical interests include immune-mediated lung disease, particularly the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, and I have spent my entire career exploring the potential relationship between antiviral T cell responses to respiratory infection to chronic inflammatory lung disease. I became interested in host responses to pulmonary infection as a research fellow in Infectious Disease at the University of Virginia, while pursuing clinical training in Pulmonary Disease. I then spent the next 5 years as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas J. Braciale, M.D., Ph.D., (Microbiology/Pathology), Director of the newly-established Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research at the University of Virginia, in order to receive rigorous training in viral immunopathogenesis. Aside from outstanding training and mentoring in addressing questions in basic cellular and molecular immunology, I became fascile with the techniques necessary to work with and manipulate negative-strand RNA viruses, such as influenza and RSV, and these respiratory infections have been the focus of most of my work after moving to Yale, and then to Dartmouth. I have extensive experience in mouse and human basic immunology, and my laboratory is currently home to 2 junior faculty members, 3 postdoctoral fellows, 1 graduate student, and 2 research assistants, so I have ample capacity to take on a variety of collaborative projects in addition to our primary areas of exploration. In addition I have 20 years of experience participating in multi-investigator clinical trials, in interstitial lung disease (particularly idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), my clinical area of interest, and several publications which have come from these endeavors. For information on the Clinical Research Program in Interstitial Lung Disease see http://www.dartmouth.edu/~renelowlab/the-dartmouth-interstitial.html

Selected Publications:


Infant Infections and Respiratory Symptoms in Relation to <i>in Utero</i> Arsenic Exposure in a U.S. Cohort.
Farzan SF, Li Z, Korrick SA, Spiegelman D, Enelow R, Nadeau K, Baker E, Karagas MR
Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Sep 11; Epub 2015 Sep 11.
PMID: 26359651

Shedding of TNF receptor 2 by effector CD8+ T cells by ADAM17 is important for regulating TNF-α availability during influenza infection.
DeBerge MP, Ely KH, Wright PF, Thorp EB, Enelow RI
J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Sep;98(3):423-34. doi: 10.1189/jlb.3A0914-432RR. Epub 2015 May 27.
PMID: 26019295

Influenza-induced type I interferon enhances susceptibility to gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial pneumonia in mice.
Lee B, Robinson KM, McHugh KJ, Scheller EV, Mandalapu S, Chen C, Di YP, Clay ME, Enelow RI, Dubin PJ, Alcorn JF
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Jul 15;309(2):L158-67. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00338.2014. Epub 2015 May 22.
PMID: 26001778

The role of IL-27 in susceptibility to post-influenza Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia.
Robinson KM, Lee B, Scheller EV, Mandalapu S, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF
Respir Res. 2015 Feb 5;16:10. doi: 10.1186/s12931-015-0168-8. Epub 2015 Feb 5.
PMID: 25651926

Inflammatory impact of IFN-γ in CD8+ T cell-mediated lung injury is mediated by both Stat1-dependent and -independent pathways.
Ramana CV, DeBerge MP, Kumar A, Alia CS, Durbin JE, Enelow RI
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Apr 1;308(7):L650-7. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00360.2014. Epub 2015 Jan 23.
PMID: 25617378

Tissue-protective effects of NKG2A in immune-mediated clearance of virus infection.
Ely KH, Matsuoka M, DeBerge MP, Ruby JA, Liu J, Schneider MJ, Wang Y, Hahn YS, Enelow RI
PLoS One. 2014;9(9):e108385. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108385. Epub 2014 Sep 24.
PMID: 25251060

In utero arsenic exposure and fetal immune repertoire in a US pregnancy cohort.
Nadeau KC, Li Z, Farzan S, Koestler D, Robbins D, Fei DL, Malipatlolla M, Maecker H, Enelow R, Korrick S, Karagas MR
Clin Immunol. 2014 Dec;155(2):188-97. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2014.09.004. Epub 2014 Sep 16.
PMID: 25229165

A phase 3 trial of pirfenidone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
King TE Jr, Bradford WZ, Castro-Bernardini S, Fagan EA, Glaspole I, Glassberg MK, Gorina E, Hopkins PM, Kardatzke D, Lancaster L, Lederer DJ, Nathan SD, Pereira CA, Sahn SA, Sussman R, Swigris JJ, Noble PW, ASCEND Study Group
N Engl J Med. 2014 May 29;370(22):2083-92. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1402582. Epub 2014 May 18.
PMID: 24836312

Efficacy and safety of nintedanib in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Richeldi L, du Bois RM, Raghu G, Azuma A, Brown KK, Costabel U, Cottin V, Flaherty KR, Hansell DM, Inoue Y, Kim DS, Kolb M, Nicholson AG, Noble PW, Selman M, Taniguchi H, Brun M, Le Maulf F, Girard M, Stowasser S, Schlenker-Herceg R, Disse B, Collard HR, INPULSIS Trial Investigators
N Engl J Med. 2014 May 29;370(22):2071-82. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1402584. Epub 2014 May 18.
PMID: 24836310

Soluble, but not transmembrane, TNF-α is required during influenza infection to limit the magnitude of immune responses and the extent of immunopathology.
DeBerge MP, Ely KH, Enelow RI
J Immunol. 2014 Jun 15;192(12):5839-51. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1302729. Epub 2014 Apr 30.
PMID: 24790150