Richard M. Locksley, MD

Richard M. Locksley, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), UCSF
Marion and Herbert Sandler Distinguished Professorship in Asthma Research, UCSF

Phone: (415) 476-5859 (voice)
Box 0654, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0654

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member ยป Cancer, Immunity, and Microenvironment


Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, B.A., 1970, Biochemistry
Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY, M.D., 1976, Medicine
Univ. of California, San Francisco, CA, 1976-80, Resident, Chief Resident
Univ. Wash. School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1980-83, Infectious Diseases

Professional Experience

  • 1986-2003
    Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1988-93
    Member and Chair (1991-93), Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Study Section, NIH
  • 1991-94
    Co-Director, Immunology Section, Biology of Parasitism Course, Woods Hole, MA
  • 1994-99
    Chair, Parasitology Pathogenesis Committee, WHO, Geneva
  • 1995-05
    Council, Chair (1998), Midwinter Conference of Immunologists, Asilomar
  • 1995-01
    Faculty, Assoc. of American Immunology Annual Course, Advanced Immunology
  • 1997-present
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCSF
  • 1998-01
    Member, Chair (2000-01), US-Japan Immunology Board, NIH
  • 2002-05
    Council, NIAID, National Institutes of Health
  • 2003-present
    Director, Strategic Asthma Basic Research Center, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1991
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholar in Molecular Parasitology, 1992-97
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of American, 1992
  • Association of American Physicians, 1994
  • Bailey K Ashford Medal, American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1994
  • Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Global Infectious Diseases, 2001-05
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Immunologists, 2003
  • Inspirational Teacher Award, UCSF class of 2006
  • Sandler Distinguished Professorship, 2003
  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2005
  • R37 MERIT Award, NIAID/NIH, 2006

Selected Publications

  1. Molofsky AB, Van Gool F, Liang HE, Van Dyken SJ, Nussbaum JC, Lee J, Bluestone JA, Locksley RM. Interleukin-33 and Interferon-? Counter-Regulate Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cell Activation during Immune Perturbation. Immunity. 2015 Jul 21; 43(1):161-74.
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  2. Molofsky AB, Savage AK, Locksley RM. Interleukin-33 in Tissue Homeostasis, Injury, and Inflammation. Immunity. 2015 Jun 16; 42(6):1005-19.
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  3. Seaman WE, Locksley RM, Welsh MJ. New blood: Creative funding of disease-specific research. Sci Transl Med. 2015 May 20; 7(288):288ed5.
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  4. Schwartz C, Willebrand R, Huber S, Rupec RA, Wu D, Locksley R, Voehringer D. Eosinophil-specific deletion of I?Ba in mice reveals a critical role of NF-?B-induced Bcl-xL for inhibition of apoptosis. Blood. 2015 Jun 18; 125(25):3896-904.
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  5. Cheng LE, Sullivan BM, Retana LE, Allen CD, Liang HE, Locksley RM. IgE-activated basophils regulate eosinophil tissue entry by modulating endothelial function. J Exp Med. 2015 Apr 6; 212(4):513-24.
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  6. Reinhardt RL, Liang HE, Bao K, Price AE, Mohrs M, Kelly BL, Locksley RM. A Novel Model for IFN-?-Mediated Autoinflammatory Syndromes. J Immunol. 2015 Mar 1; 194(5):2358-68.
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  7. Lee MW, Odegaard JI, Mukundan L, Qiu Y, Molofsky AB, Nussbaum JC, Yun K, Locksley RM, Chawla A. Activated type 2 innate lymphoid cells regulate beige fat biogenesis. Cell. 2015 Jan 15; 160(1-2):74-87.
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  8. Bando JK, Liang HE, Locksley RM. Identification and distribution of developing innate lymphoid cells in the fetal mouse intestine. Nat Immunol. 2015 Feb; 16(2):153-60.
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  9. Cheng LE, Locksley RM. Allergic inflammation--innately homeostatic. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2015 Mar; 7(3):a016352.
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  10. Van Gool F, Molofsky AB, Morar MM, Rosenzwajg M, Liang HE, Klatzmann D, Locksley RM, Bluestone JA. Interleukin-5-producing group 2 innate lymphoid cells control eosinophilia induced by interleukin-2 therapy. Blood. 2014 Dec 4; 124(24):3572-6.
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  11. von Moltke J, Locksley RM. I-L-C-2 it: type 2 immunity and group 2 innate lymphoid cells in homeostasis. Curr Opin Immunol. 2014 Dec; 31:58-65.
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  12. Qiu Y, Nguyen KD, Odegaard JI, Cui X, Tian X, Locksley RM, Palmiter RD, Chawla A. Eosinophils and type 2 cytokine signaling in macrophages orchestrate development of functional beige fat. Cell. 2014 Jun 5; 157(6):1292-308.
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  13. Patnode ML, Bando JK, Krummel MF, Locksley RM, Rosen SD. Leukotriene B4 amplifies eosinophil accumulation in response to nematodes. J Exp Med. 2014 Jun 30; 211(7):1281-8.
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  14. O'Dea EM, Amarsaikhan N, Li H, Downey J, Steele E, Van Dyken SJ, Locksley RM, Templeton SP. Eosinophils are recruited in response to chitin exposure and enhance Th2-mediated immune pathology in Aspergillus fumigatus infection. Infect Immun. 2014 Aug; 82(8):3199-205.
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  15. Locksley RM, Fahy JV. Asthma and the flu: a tricky two-step. Immunol Cell Biol. 2014 May-Jun; 92(5):389-91.
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  16. Van Dyken SJ, Mohapatra A, Nussbaum JC, Molofsky AB, Thornton EE, Ziegler SF, McKenzie AN, Krummel MF, Liang HE, Locksley RM. Chitin activates parallel immune modules that direct distinct inflammatory responses via innate lymphoid type 2 and ?d T cells. Immunity. 2014 Mar 20; 40(3):414-24.
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  17. Hams E, Locksley RM, McKenzie AN, Fallon PG. Cutting edge: IL-25 elicits innate lymphoid type 2 and type II NKT cells that regulate obesity in mice. J Immunol. 2013 Dec 1; 191(11):5349-53.
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  18. Nussbaum JC, Van Dyken SJ, von Moltke J, Cheng LE, Mohapatra A, Molofsky AB, Thornton EE, Krummel MF, Chawla A, Liang HE, Locksley RM. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells control eosinophil homeostasis. Nature. 2013 Oct 10; 502(7470):245-8.
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  19. Bando JK, Nussbaum JC, Liang HE, Locksley RM. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells constitutively express arginase-I in the naive and inflamed lung. J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Nov; 94(5):877-84.
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  20. Hsieh CL, Kim CC, Ryba BE, Niemi EC, Bando JK, Locksley RM, Liu J, Nakamura MC, Seaman WE. Traumatic brain injury induces macrophage subsets in the brain. Eur J Immunol. 2013 Aug; 43(8):2010-22.
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