Dr. Jorge E. Albina is Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Research at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Director of Nutritional Support Services, Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital.
As Alpert Medical School faculty, Dr. Albina instructs the Surgical Nutrition Rotation, Surgical Residency Program, Nutrition Surgical Core Clerkship Course, Basic Science in Surgery, and the Integrated Program in Surgery.
A faculty member of the Graduate Program in Pathobiology, Dr. Albina is actively engaged in teaching undergraduates, graduates and Alpert Medical School students and has served as Doctoral Thesis Advisor and Doctoral Thesis Committee Member.
Dr. Albina is also a Faculty Sponsor for Brown University's Summer Research Early Identification Program, which is funded by the NIH Short Term Training for Minority Students grant and The Leadership Alliance. He is also the Principal Investigator on a T32 Trauma & Inflammation Research Training grant.
As Director of Surgical Research, Dr. Albina has authored over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His research area of expertise is wound healing and inflammation, with emphasis on clinical applications that will allow active therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Albina is a frequently requested reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. He is a renowned speaker, with over 200 invited presentations worldwide.
1. 2004- 2014 Principal Investigator
Trauma and Inflammation Research Training
NIH/NIGMS Total Costs: $590,870
2. 2010- 2014 Collaborator
Programmed Cell Death: Role in Septic Immune Dysfunction
NIH/NIGMS Total Costs: $1,039,163
3. 2002 2014 Collaborator
COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development
NIH/NCRR Total Costs: $5,796,728
Crane M.J., Daley J.M., van Houtte O., Henry W.L., Brancato S.K., and Albina J.E. The monocyte to macrophage transition in the sterile wound. PLoS ONE, 9(1):e86660. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086660, 2014.
Brancato, S.K., Thomay, A.A., Albina, J.E., Reichner, J.S., Sabo, E., and Daley, J.M. TLR4 signaling regulates the acute local inflammatory response to injury and the fibrosis/neovascularization of sterile wounds. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 21(4):624-633, 2013
Brancato, S.K., Albina, J.E. Wound macrophages as key regulators of repair: Origin, phenotype and function. American Journal of Pathology 178(1):19-25, 2011
Daley, J.M., Thomay, A.A., Reichner, J.S., and Albina, J.E. The phenotype of murine wound macrophages. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 87:59-67, 2010
Thomay, A.A., Daley, J.M., Sabo, E., Worth, P.J., Shelton, L.J., Reichner, J.S., Albina, J.E. Disruption of interleukin-1 (IL-1) signaling improves the quality of wound healing. American Journal of Pathology 174:2129-2136, 2009.
Xu, J., Reichner, J.S., Mastrofrancesco, B., Henry Jr., W., Albina, J.E. Prostaglandin E2 inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced type I IFN (IFNβ) production in murine J774A.1 macrophages. Journal of Immunology 180:2125-2131, 2008
Daley, J.M., Thomay, A., Connolly, M., Reichner, J. and Albina, J.E. Use of Ly6Gspecific monoclonal antibody to deplete neutrophils in mice. Journal of Leukocyte Biology 83:64-70, 2008.
Lavigne, L.M., O'Brien, X.M., Kim, M., Janowski, J. W., Albina, J.E., Reichner, J.S. Integren engagement mediates the human PMN leukocyte response to a fungal pathogen-associated molecular pattern. Journal of Immunology 178:7276-7282, 2007
Lavigne, L., Albina, J.E., and Reichner, J.S. The effects of beta-glucan on adhesion-dependent human neutrophil functions. Journal of Immunology 177(12): 8667-75, 2006.
LeBlanc, B.W., Albina, J.E. and Reichner, J.S. The effect of PGG-β-glucan on neutrophil chemotaxis in vivo. Journal of Leukocyte Biology 79: 667-675, 2006.
Chung, A.S., Guan, Y-J., Yuan, Z-L., Albina, J.E., and Chin, Y.E. Ankyrin repeat and SOCS Box3 (ASB3) mediates ubiquitination and degradation of TNF Receptor-II. Molecular and Cellular Biology 25: 4716-4726, 2005.
Daley, J.M., Ivanenko-Johnston, T., Reichner, J.S., and Albina, J.E. Transcriptional regulation of TNF-α production in neutropenia. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 288:R409-R412, 2005
Din, Y., Chung, C.-S., Newton, S., Chen, Y., Carlton, S., Albina, J.E., and Ayala, A. Polymicrobial sepsis induces divergent effects on splenic and peritoneal dendritic cell function in mice. Shock, 22:137-144, 2005.
Daley, J.M., Reichner, J.S., Mahoney, E.J., Manfield, L., Henry, W.L., Jr., Mastrofrancesco, B., and Albina, J.E. Modulation of macrophage phenotype by soluble product(s) released from neutrophils. Journal of Immunology 174:2265, 2005.
Albina, J.E., Mahoney, E.J., Daley, J.M., Wesche, D.E., Morris, S.M., Jr. and Reichner, J.S. Macrophage arginase regulation by C/EBP/β. Shock 23:168-172, 2005.
Tsikitis, V.L., Albina, J.E., and Reichner, J.S. β-glucan affects leukocyte navigation in complex chemotactic gradients. Surgery, 136:384-389, 2004.
Tsikitis, V.L., Morin, N.A., Harrington, E.O., Albina, J.E., and Reichner, J.S. β-glucan protects endothelial barrier function from activated neutrophils. Journal of Immunology, 173:1284-1291, 2004.
Reichner, J.S. and Albina, J.E. Determination of the role of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 in wound healing. Methods in Enzymology,381:527-538, 2004.
|1972||MD||Universidad Nacional de la Plata|
|Fellow||Rhode Island Hospital, surgery, nutrition and metabolism||1983-1984||Providence, RI|
|Fellow||University of Pennsylvania, nutrition and metabolism||1982-1983||Philadelphia, PA|
|Research Fellow||Letterman Army Medical Center, nutritional support service||1978-1979||San Francisco, CA|
|Surgeon in Training||Hospital Interzonal General, surgery||1972-1975||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|Ayala, Alfred||Professor of Surgery (Research)|
|Reichner, Jonathan||Co-Director of the Pathobiology Graduate Program, Professor of Surgery (Research)|
Association for Academic Surgery
Hellenic Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Honorary Member
Rhode Island Medical Society
Society for Leukocyte Biology
Society of University Surgeons
Wound Healing Society
|Certification||American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, Physician nutrition||2002-|
|Certification||American Clinical Board of Nutrition, Nutrition||1986-|
|Medical License||Rhode Island||1983-Present|
|Federal DEA License||1983-Present||#AA2407939|
|Controlled Substance License||Rhode Island||1983-Present||#CMD 006274|
|Certification||Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, General surgery||1975-|
|Director. Rhode Island Hospital, 1994-Present|
|Acting Director. Rhode Island Hospital, 1991-1994|
|Director. Rhode Island Hospital, 1990-Present|
|Consulting Staff. The Miriam Hospital, 1990-Present|
|Associate Director. Rhode Island Hospital, 1987-1990|
|Courtesy Staff. Roger Williams Medical Center, 1987-2000|
|Director. The Miriam Hospital, 1984-1990|
|Assistant Director. Rhode Island Hospital, 1984-1987|
|Chief. Hospital Interzonal General, 1979-1982|
|Assistant Staff Surgeon. Hospital Interzonal General, 1975-1982|