Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-7498


BS: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1999.

VMD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2003.

PhD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.

Residency: Anatomic Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Certification: Diplomate ACVP, 2011.

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Jiang TT, Shao T, Gladys Ang WX, Kinder JM, Turner L, Pham G, Whitt J, Alenghat T, Way SS. Commensal fungi replace the protective benefits of intestinal bacteria. Cell Host and Microbe. 2017;22:809-816.

Navabi N, Whitt J, Wu S, Woo V, Moncivaiz J, Jordan MB, Vallance BA, Way SS, Alenghat T. Epithelial histone deacetylase 3 instructs intestinal immunity by coordinating local lymphocyte activation. Cell Reports. 2017;19:1165-1175.

Woo V, Alenghat T. Host-microbiota interactions: Epigenomic regulation. Current Opinion in Immunology. 2017;44:52-60.

Gray J, Oehrle K, Worthen G, Alenghat T, Whitsett J, Deshmukh H. Intestinal commensal bacteria direct the development of lung mucosal immunity and promote newborn’s resistance to infections. Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(376),eaaf9412. 

Whitsett J, Alenghat T. Respiratory epithelial cells orchestrate pulmonary innate immunity. Nature Immunology. 2015;16:27-35.

Alenghat T, Osborne LC, Saenz SA, Kobuley D, Ziegler CG, Mullican SE, Choi I, Grunberg S, Sinha R, Wynosky-Dolfi M, Snyder A, Giacomin PG, Joyce KL, Hoang TB, Bewtra M, Brodsky IE, Sonnenberg GF, Bushman FD, Won K, Lazar MA, Artis D. Histone Deacetylase 3 coordinates commensal-bacteria-dependent intestinal homeostasis. Nature. 2013 Dec 5;504(7478):153-7.

Sonnenberg GF, Monticelli LA, Alenghat T, Fung TC, Hutnick NA, Kunisawa J, Shibata N, Grunberg S, Sinha R, Zahm AM, Tardif MR, Sathaliyawala T, Kubota M, Farber DL, Collman RG, Shaked A, Fouser LA, Weiner DB, Tessier PA, Friedman JR, Kiyono H, Bushman FD, Chang K, Artis D. Innate lymphoid cells orchestrate anatomical containment of lymphoid-resident commensal bacteria and prevent systemic immune activation. Science. 2012 Jun 8;336(6086): 1321-5.

Monticelli LA, Sonnenberg GF, Abt MC, Alenghat T, Ziegler CG, Doering TA, Angelosanto JM, Laidlaw BJ, Yang CY, Sathaliyawala T, Kubota M, Turner D, Diamond JM, Goldrath AW, Farber DL, Collman RG, Wherry EJ, Artis D. Innate lymphoid cells promote lung-tissue homeostasis after infection with influenza virus. Nat Immunol. 2011 Nov;12(11):1045-54.

Feng D, Liu T, Sun Z, Bugge A, Mullican SE, Alenghat T, Liu XS, Lazar MA. A circadian rhythm orchestrated by histone deacetylase 3 controls hepatic lipid metabolism. Science. 2011 Mar 11;331(6022):1315-9.

Alenghat T, Meyers K, Mullican SE, Leitner K, Adeniji-Adele A, Avila J, Bućan M, Ahima RS, Kaestner KH, Lazar MA. Nuclear receptor corepressor and histone deacetylase 3 govern circadian metabolic physiology. Nature. 2008 Dec 18;456(7224): 997-1000.