Magali Noval Rivas, PhD

Magali Noval Rivas, PhD



Magali Noval Rivas, PhD

The research of Magali Noval Rivas, PhD, focuses on the study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in imbalanced immune responses such as autoimmune disorders, allergies and vascular biology. Her ongoing research interest is to understand the physiological relevance of the microbiome on the host immune response and its contribution to vascular diseases.

  • Master's: Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2005
  • Doctorate: Institute For Medical Immunology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2009
  • Post Doctorate: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2011
  • Post Doctorate: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2015
  • Pediatrics
  • Malaniak Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research, Jan-17
  • NIH T32 Training Grant, Cedars-Sinai, 2016-17

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Noval Rivas M, Lee Y, Wakita D, Chiba N, Dagvadorj J, Shimada K, Chen S, Fishbein MC, Lehman TJ, Crother TR, et al. CD8+ T Cells Contribute to the Development of Coronary Arteritis in the Lactobacillus casei Cell Wall Extract-Induced Murine Model of Kawasaki Disease. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Feb;69(2):410-421.
  • Noval Rivas M, Crother TR, Arditi M. The microbiome in asthma. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Dec;28(6):764-771.
  • Noval Rivas M, Chatila TA. Regulatory T cells in allergic diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep;138(3):639-652. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.06.003.


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