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Tatiana Garcia-Bates, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology


2115E Parran Hall, GSPH, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: gtnepvn@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-2734


2000 |  Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia  |  BS Medical Technologist

2006 |  University of Rochester, Rochester, NY  |  MS Immunology and Microbiology

2009 | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY  | PhD Immunology and Microbiology


IDM 2003, Host Response to Microbial infection.

Selected Publications

Garcia-Bates, T. M., Kim, E., Gambotto, A., Rinaldo, C. R., & Mailliard, R. B. (2016). PD-1 inhibition results in reduced dendritic cell (DC) activation of HIV-1-specific de novo CTL and enhancement of DC-induced CTL memory recall responses. JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 196. Retrieved from

Garcia-Bates, T. M., Kim, E., Concha-Benavente, F., Trivedi, S., Mailliard, R. B., Gambotto, A., & Ferris, R. L. (2016). Enhanced cytotoxic CD8 T cell priming using dendritic cell-expressing human papillomavirus-16 E6/E7-p16INK4 fusion protein with sequenced anti-programmed death-1. Journal of Immunology, 196(6), 2870-2878. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1502027

Trivedi, S., Srivastava, R. M., Concha-Benavente, F., Garcia-Bates, T. M., Li, J., & Ferris, R. L. (2015). Anti-EGFR targeted monoclonal antibody isotype influences anti-tumor immunity in head and neck cancer patients. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 3(Suppl 2), P316. doi:10.1186/2051-1426-3-S2-P316

Nascimento, E. J. M., Hottz, E. D., Garcia-Bates, T. M., Bozza, F., Marques, E. T. A., & Barratt-Boyes, S. M. (2014). Emerging concepts in dengue pathogenesis: Interplay between plasmablasts, platelets, and complement in triggering vasculopathy. Critical Reviews in Immunology, 34(3), 227-240. doi:10.1615/CritRevImmunol.2014010212

Garcia-Bates, T. M., Cordeiro, M. T., Nascimento, E. J. M., Smith, A. P., De Melo, K. M. S., McBurney, S. P., . . . Barratt-Boyes, S. M. (2013). Association between magnitude of the virus-specific plasmablast response and disease severity in dengue patients. Journal of Immunology, 190(1), 80-87. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1103350

Garcia-Bates, T. M., Baglole, C. J., Bernard, M. P., Murant, T. I., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., & Phipps, R. P. (2009). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ ligands enhance human B cell antibody production and differentiation. Journal of Immunology, 183(11), 6903-6912. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.0900324

Ferguson, H. E., Kulkarni, A., Lehmann, G. M., Garcia-Bates, T. M., Thatcher, T. H., Huxlin, K. R., . . . Sime, P. J. (2009). Electrophilic peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ ligands have potent antifibrotic effects in human lung fibroblasts. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 41(6), 722-730. doi:10.1165/rcmb.2009-0006OC

Ferguson, H. E., Thatcher, T. H., Olsen, K. C., Garcia-Bates, T. M., Baglole, C. J., Kottmann, R. M., . . . Sime, P. J. (2009). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ ligands induce heme oxygenase-1 in lung fibroblasts by a PPARγ-independent, glutathione-dependent mechanism. American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 297(5). doi:10.1152/ajplung.00148.2009

Sniderhan, L. F., Garcia-Bates, T. M., Burgart, M., Bernstein, S. H., Phipps, R. P., & Maggirwar, S. B. (2009). Neurotrophin signaling through tropomyosin receptor kinases contributes to survival and proliferation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Experimental Hematology, 37(11), 1295-1309. doi:10.1016/j.exphem.2009.08.005

Garcia-Bates, T. M., Peslak, S. A., Baglole, C. J., Maggirwar, S. B., Bernstein, S. H., & Phipps, R. P. (2009). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma overexpression and knockdown: Impact on human B cell lymphoma proliferation and survival. Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, 58(7), 1071-1083. doi:10.1007/s00262-008-0625-z

O'Brien, J. J., Baglole, C. J., Garcia-Bates, T. M., Blumberg, N., Francis, C. W., & Phipps, R. P. (2009). 15-deoxy-Δ12,14 prostaglandin J2-induced heme oxygenase-1 in megakaryocytes regulates thrombopoiesis. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 7(1), 182-189. doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.03191.x

Garcia-Bates, T. M., Bernstein, S. H., & Phipps, R. P. (2008). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ overexpression suppresses growth and induces apoptosis in human multiple myeloma cells. Clinical Cancer Research, 14(20), 6414-6425. doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-08-0457

Garcia-Bates, T. M., Lehmann, G. M., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Bernstein, S. H., Sime, P. J., & Phipps, R. P. (2008). Role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma and its ligands in the treatment of hematological malignancies. PPAR Research. doi:10.1155/2008/834612

Lehmann, G. M., Garcia-Bates, T. M., Smith, T. J., Feldon, S. E., & Phipps, R. P. (2008). Regulation of lymphocyte function by PPARγ: Relevance to thyroid eye disease-related inflammation. PPAR Research. doi:10.1155/2008/895901

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