University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stephen L. Nishimura, MD

Stephen L. Nishimura, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UCSF
Chief of Pathology at SFGH Endowed Chair, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Affiliate Member

Education

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, B.A., 1981, Chemistry
University of Vermont College of Medicine, M.D., 1988, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Resident, 1988-1991, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, 1991-1995, Molecular Biology


Professional Experience

  • 1981-1983
    Research Asst. in Neuropharmacology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
  • 1984
    Student Research Fellow in Pharmacology, University of Vermont
  • 1986
    Student Fellowship in Pathology, University of Vermont
  • 1988-1991
    Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UCSF
  • 1990
    Chief Resident in Anatomic Pathology, San Francisco General Hospital
  • 1995
    Clinical Instructor in Pathology, San Francisco General Hospital
  • 1995-1999
    Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1997-2001
    Consultant, Chiron Corporation, Emeryville, CA
  • 1999-2003
    Assistant Professor in Pathology, in Residence University of California, San Francisco
  • 2003-present
    Associate Professor in Pathology, in Residence, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1991
    Research Fellowship, Department of Pathology
  • 1992-93
    College of American Pathologists Foundation Scholar
  • 1993-5
    National Research Service Award (CA09335)
  • 1995-00
    Clinical Investigator Award (KO8 CA63148)
  • 1998
    ACS Institutional Award
  • 1998-00
    American Lung Association, Research Grant
  • 1998
    Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar
  • 1998
    American Lung Association
  • 1999-01
    American Heart Association, Grant in Aid
  • 2000
    UCSF Academic Senate Award
  • 2000
    UCSF, Research Allocation Committee Award
  • 2001
    Hellman Family Award for Early-Career Faculty

Selected Publications

  1. Takasaka N, Seed RI, Cormier A, Bondesson AJ, Lou J, Elattma A, Ito S, Yanagisawa H, Hashimoto M, Ma R, Levine MD, Publicover J, Potts R, Jespersen JM, Campbell MG, Conrad F, Marks JD, Cheng Y, Baron JL, Nishimura SL. Integrin αvβ8-expressing tumor cells evade host immunity by regulating TGF-β activation in immune cells. JCI Insight. 2018 Oct 18; 3(20).
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  2. Araya J, Tsubouchi K, Sato N, Ito S, Minagawa S, Hara H, Hosaka Y, Ichikawa A, Saito N, Kadota T, Yoshida M, Fujita Y, Utsumi H, Kobayashi K, Yanagisawa H, Hashimoto M, Wakui H, Ishikawa T, Numata T, Kaneko Y, Asano H, Yamashita M, Odaka M, Morikawa T, Nishimura SL, Nakayama K, Kuwano K. PRKN-regulated mitophagy and cellular senescence during COPD pathogenesis. Autophagy. 2018 Oct 05.
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  3. Cormier A, Campbell MG, Ito S, Wu S, Lou J, Marks J, Baron JL, Nishimura SL, Cheng Y. Cryo-EM structure of the αvβ8 integrin reveals a mechanism for stabilizing integrin extension. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2018 Jul 30.
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  4. Publicover J, Gaggar A, Jespersen JM, Halac U, Johnson AJ, Goodsell A, Avanesyan L, Nishimura SL, Holdorf M, Mansfield KG, Judge JB, Koshti A, Croft M, Wakil AE, Rosenthal P, Pai E, Cooper S, Baron JL. An OX40/OX40L interaction directs successful immunity to hepatitis B virus. Sci Transl Med. 2018 Mar 21; 10(433).
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  5. Gotts JE, Chun LF, Abbott J, Fang X, Takasaki N, Nishimura SL, Springer ML, Schick SF, Calfee CS, Matthay MA. Cigarette smoke exposure worsens acute lung injury in antibiotic-treated bacterial pneumonia in mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 Mar 15.
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  6. Stockis J, Liénart S, Colau D, Collignon A, Nishimura SL, Sheppard D, Coulie PG, Lucas S. Blocking immunosuppression by human Tregs in vivo with antibodies targeting integrin aVß8. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Nov 21; 114(47):E10161-E10168.
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  7. Gotts JE, Abbott J, Fang X, Yanagisawa H, Takasaka N, Nishimura SL, Calfee CS, Matthay MA. Cigarette Smoke Exposure Worsens Endotoxin-Induced Lung Injury and Pulmonary Edema in Mice. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 Sep 01; 19(9):1033-1039.
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  8. Yanagisawa H, Hashimoto M, Minagawa S, Takasaka N, Ma R, Moermans C, Ito S, Araya J, Budelsky A, Goodsell A, Baron JL, Nishimura SL. Role of IL-17A in murine models of COPD airway disease. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 Jan 01; 312(1):L122-L130.
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  9. Ma L, Shen F, Jun K, Bao C, Kuo R, Young WL, Nishimura SL, Su H. Integrin ß8 Deletion Enhances Vascular Dysplasia and Hemorrhage in the Brain of Adult Alk1 Heterozygous Mice. Transl Stroke Res. 2016 12; 7(6):488-496.
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  10. Publicover J, Jespersen JM, Johnson AJ, Nishimura SL, Goodsell A, Wakil AE, Rosenthal P, Pai E, Avanesyan L, Cooper S, Baron JL. Liver capsule: Age-influenced hepatic immune priming determines HBV infection fate: Implications from mouse to man. Hepatology. 2016 Jan; 63(1):260.
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  11. Hashimoto M, Yanagisawa H, Minagawa S, Sen D, Ma R, Murray LA, Tsui P, Lou J, Marks JD, Baron JL, Krummel MF, Nishimura SL. TGF-ß-Dependent Dendritic Cell Chemokinesis in Murine Models of Airway Disease. J Immunol. 2015 Aug 01; 195(3):1182-90.
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  12. Brand OJ, Somanath S, Moermans C, Yanagisawa H, Hashimoto M, Cambier S, Markovics J, Bondesson AJ, Hill A, Jablons D, Wolters P, Lou J, Marks JD, Baron JL, Nishimura SL. Transforming Growth Factor-ß and Interleukin-1ß Signaling Pathways Converge on the Chemokine CCL20 Promoter. J Biol Chem. 2015 Jun 05; 290(23):14717-28.
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  13. Hashimoto M, Yanagisawa H, Minagawa S, Sen D, Goodsell A, Ma R, Moermans C, McKnelly KJ, Baron JL, Krummel MF, Nishimura SL. A critical role for dendritic cells in the evolution of IL-1ß-mediated murine airway disease. J Immunol. 2015 Apr 15; 194(8):3962-9.
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  14. Ito S, Araya J, Kurita Y, Kobayashi K, Takasaka N, Yoshida M, Hara H, Minagawa S, Wakui H, Fujii S, Kojima J, Shimizu K, Numata T, Kawaishi M, Odaka M, Morikawa T, Harada T, Nishimura SL, Kaneko Y, Nakayama K, Kuwano K. PARK2-mediated mitophagy is involved in regulation of HBEC senescence in COPD pathogenesis. Autophagy. 2015; 11(3):547-59.
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  15. Minagawa S, Lou J, Seed RI, Cormier A, Wu S, Cheng Y, Murray L, Tsui P, Connor J, Herbst R, Govaerts C, Barker T, Cambier S, Yanagisawa H, Goodsell A, Hashimoto M, Brand OJ, Cheng R, Ma R, McKnelly KJ, Wen W, Hill A, Jablons D, Wolters P, Kitamura H, Araya J, Barczak AJ, Erle DJ, Reichardt LF, Marks JD, Baron JL, Nishimura SL. Selective targeting of TGF-ß activation to treat fibroinflammatory airway disease. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Jun 18; 6(241):241ra79.
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  16. Wu TC, Xu K, Banchereau R, Marches F, Yu CI, Martinek J, Anguiano E, Pedroza-Gonzalez A, Snipes GJ, O'Shaughnessy J, Nishimura S, Liu YJ, Pascual V, Banchereau J, Oh S, Palucka K. Reprogramming tumor-infiltrating dendritic cells for CD103+ CD8+ mucosal T-cell differentiation and breast cancer rejection. Cancer Immunol Res. 2014 May; 2(5):487-500.
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  17. Lee TH, McKleroy W, Khalifeh-Soltani A, Sakuma S, Lazarev S, Riento K, Nishimura SL, Nichols BJ, Atabai K. Functional genomic screen identifies novel mediators of collagen uptake. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Mar; 25(5):583-93.
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  18. Takasaka N, Araya J, Hara H, Ito S, Kobayashi K, Kurita Y, Wakui H, Yoshii Y, Yumino Y, Fujii S, Minagawa S, Tsurushige C, Kojima J, Numata T, Shimizu K, Kawaishi M, Kaneko Y, Kamiya N, Hirano J, Odaka M, Morikawa T, Nishimura SL, Nakayama K, Kuwano K. Autophagy induction by SIRT6 through attenuation of insulin-like growth factor signaling is involved in the regulation of human bronchial epithelial cell senescence. J Immunol. 2014 Feb 01; 192(3):958-68.
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  19. Publicover J, Gaggar A, Nishimura S, Van Horn CM, Goodsell A, Muench MO, Reinhardt RL, van Rooijen N, Wakil AE, Peters M, Cyster JG, Erle DJ, Rosenthal P, Cooper S, Baron JL. Age-dependent hepatic lymphoid organization directs successful immunity to hepatitis B. J Clin Invest. 2013 Sep; 123(9):3728-39.
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  20. Araya J, Kojima J, Takasaka N, Ito S, Fujii S, Hara H, Yanagisawa H, Kobayashi K, Tsurushige C, Kawaishi M, Kamiya N, Hirano J, Odaka M, Morikawa T, Nishimura SL, Kawabata Y, Hano H, Nakayama K, Kuwano K. Insufficient autophagy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Jan 01; 304(1):L56-69.
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