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photo Rhonda Metter Brand, PhD


Phone: 412-648-3399

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC
McGowan Research Lab - 300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-3399
Fax: 412-648-9731
Education and Training
PhD, University of Michigan, 1992
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 1994
Research Interest
Dr. Brand is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine who is engaged in mucosal research related to dermatology and gastroenterology.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Janocko, L., Althouse, A.D., Brand, R.M., Cranston, R.D., McGowan, I. The Molecular Characterization of Intestinal Explant HIV Infection Using Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Techniques. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2015; 31(10): 981-91.
Brand, R.M., Stottlemyer, J.M., Cline, R.A., Donahue, C., Behari, J., Falo, L.D. Jr. Skin Immunization Obviates Alcohol-Related Immune Dysfunction. Biomolecules. 2015; 5(4): 3009-28.
McGowan, I., Cranston, R.D., Mayer, K.H., Febo, I., Duffill, K., Siegel, A., Engstrom, J.C., Nikiforov, A., Park, S.Y., Brand, R.M, Jacobson, C., Giguere, R., Dolezal, C., Frasca, T., Leu, C.S., Schwartz, J.L., Carballo-Dieguez, A. Project Gel a Randomized Rectal Microbicide Safety and Acceptability Study in Young Men and Transgender Women. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6): e0158310.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Leadership and Operations Center (LOC): Microbicide Trials Network
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Magee Womens Hospital
Grant Number: UM1 AI106707
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018