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Patricia A. Pioli, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

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NCCC Member

Microbiology and Immunology

Dartmouth Medical School, Ph.D. 2001
George Washington University, B.S. 1993

Immunology Program
Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Programs
Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine


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Contact Information

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7556
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 644E Borwell Building
Phone: 603-650-2584
Fax: 603-650-6130
Email: pioli@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

autoimmunity, cancer immunotherapy, molecular immunology, endocrinology

Rotations and Thesis Projects

1. Determine how aberrant regulation of miRNAs affects activation of macrophages in autoimmune systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)

2. Identify the role that macrophages play in the immune/fibrotic axis in scleroderma

3. Determine how modulation of the tumor immune landscape (microenvironment) can be used to combat cancer


Dr. Pioli received a B.S. in biology from George Washington University in 1993 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Dartmouth Medical School in 2001. She performed post-doctoral research with Dr. Paul Guyre at Dartmouth from 2001-2004, studying the mechanisms by which cortisol influences macrophage activation and immune function. She was appointed Research Assistant Professor of Physiology from 2004-2010. In July 2010, Dr. Pioli joined the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School as Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Microbiology and Immunology.

Selected Publications


Single-cell epigenomic dysregulation of Systemic Sclerosis fibroblasts via CREB1/EGR1 axis in self-assembled human skin equivalents.
Abel TR, Kosarek NN, Parvizi R, Jarnagin H, Torres GM, Bhandari R, Huang M, Toledo DM, Smith A, Popovich D, Mariani MP, Yang H, Wood T, Garlick J, Pioli PA, Whitfield ML
bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 27; pii: 2024.03.22.586316. doi: 10.1101/2024.03.22.586316. Epub 2024 Mar 27.
PMID: 38585776

CDDO-Methyl Ester Inhibits BRAF Inhibitor Resistance and Remodels the Myeloid Compartment in BRAF-mutant Melanoma.
Torres GM, Jarnagin HC, Park C, Yang H, Kosarek NN, Bhandari R, Wang CY, Kolling FW, Whitfield ML, Turk MJ, Liby KT, Pioli PA
bioRxiv. 2023 Aug 3; pii: 2023.08.01.551524. doi: 10.1101/2023.08.01.551524. Epub 2023 Aug 3.
PMID: 37577680

Human dermal fibroblast-derived exosomes induce macrophage activation in systemic sclerosis.
Bhandari R, Yang H, Kosarek NN, Smith AE, Garlick JA, Hinchcliff M, Whitfield ML, Pioli PA
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 Feb 6;62(SI):SI114-SI124. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac453.
PMID: 35946522

T Cells and CDDO-Me Attenuate Immunosuppressive Activation of Human Melanoma-Conditioned Macrophages.
Torres GM, Yang H, Park C, Spezza PA, Khatwani N, Bhandari R, Liby KT, Pioli PA
Front Immunol. 2022;13:768753. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.768753. Epub 2022 Feb 21.
PMID: 35265066

Self-Assembled Human Skin Equivalents Model Macrophage Activation of Cutaneous Fibrogenesis in Systemic Sclerosis.
Huang M, Smith A, Watson M, Bhandari R, Baugh LM, Ivanovska I, Watkins T, Lang I, Trojanowska M, Black LD 3rd, Pioli PA, Garlick J, Whitfield ML
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Jul;74(7):1245-1256. doi: 10.1002/art.42097. Epub 2022 May 30.
PMID: 35212485

CDDO-Me Alters the Tumor Microenvironment in Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer.
Ball MS, Bhandari R, Torres GM, Martyanov V, ElTanbouly MA, Archambault K, Whitfield ML, Liby KT, Pioli PA
Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 16;10(1):6560. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-63482-x. Epub 2020 Apr 16.
PMID: 32300202

Profibrotic Activation of Human Macrophages in Systemic Sclerosis.
Bhandari R, Ball MS, Martyanov V, Popovich D, Schaafsma E, Han S, ElTanbouly M, Orzechowski NM, Carns M, Arroyo E, Aren K, Hinchcliff M, Whitfield ML, Pioli PA
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Jul;72(7):1160-1169. doi: 10.1002/art.41243. Epub 2020 May 31.
PMID: 32134204

Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts Induce Cutaneous Fibrosis Through Lysyl Oxidase-like 4: New Evidence From Three-Dimensional Skin-like Tissues.
Huang M, Cai G, Baugh LM, Liu Z, Smith A, Watson M, Popovich D, Zhang T, Stawski LS, Trojanowska M, Georgakoudi I, Black LD III, Pioli PA, Whitfield ML, Garlick J
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 May;72(5):791-801. doi: 10.1002/art.41163. Epub 2020 Apr 4.
PMID: 31705627

Macrophages in Systemic Sclerosis: Novel Insights and Therapeutic Implications.
Toledo DM, Pioli PA
Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2019 May 23;21(7):31. doi: 10.1007/s11926-019-0831-z. Epub 2019 May 23.
PMID: 31123840

Microbiome dysbiosis is associated with disease duration and increased inflammatory gene expression in systemic sclerosis skin.
Johnson ME, Franks JM, Cai G, Mehta BK, Wood TA, Archambault K, Pioli PA, Simms RW, Orzechowski N, Arron S, Whitfield ML
Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 Feb 6;21(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s13075-019-1816-z. Epub 2019 Feb 6.
PMID: 30728065

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