Senior Scientist
An Overview
Scientists & Staff
Office: 510-450-7649
Lab: 510-450-7634
Administrative Coordinator
Susan Camel
Office: 510-450-7992



Selected Publications

  1. Klitz, W, Gragert, L, Trachtenberg, E (2012) Spectrum of HLA Associations: the case of medically refractory pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Immunogenetics. 64(6):409-19. PDF

  2. Hollenbach, JA, Nocedal, I, Ladner, MB, Single, RM, Trachtenberg, EA, 2012. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) gene-content variation in the HGDP-CEPH populations. Immunogentics (published online 7/01/12). PDF

  3. Urayama K, Ma X Selvin S, Metayer C, Chokkalingam A, Wiemels J, Does M, Chang J, Wong A, Trachtenberg E, Buffler P (2011) Early Life Exposure to Infections and Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. International Journal of Cancer 128:1632-1643. NIHMS285989. PDF

  4. Cooley S, Weisdorf DJ, Guethlein LA, Klein JP, Wang T, Le CT, Marsh SG, Geraghty D, Spellman S, Haagenson MD, Ladner M, Trachtenberg E, Parham P, Miller JS (2010) Donor selection for natural killer cell receptor genes leads to superior survival after unrelated transplantation for acute myelogenous leukemia. Blood  116: 2411-2419. PMCID: PMC2953880. PDF

  5. Trachtenberg, E, Bhattacharya, T, Ladner, M, Phair, J, Erlich, H, Wolinsky, S, 2009. The HLA-B/-C haplotype block contains major determinants for host control of HIV. Genes Immun. 10, 673-677. PMCID: PMC2873233. PDF

  6. Trachtenberg, EA, 2009. Understanding the role of natural killer cell receptors and their human leukocyte antigen ligands in multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 65, 626-628. Abstract

  7. Hollenbach, JA, Ladner, MB, Saeteurn, K, Taylor, KD, Mei, L, Haritunians, T, McGovern, DP, Erlich, HA, Rotter, JI, Trachtenberg, EA, 2009. Susceptibility to Crohn's disease is mediated by KIR2DL2/KIR2DL3 heterozygosity and the HLA-C ligand. Immunogenetics. 61, 663-671. PMCID:PMC2813946. PDF

  8. Bentley, G, Higuchi, R, Hoglund, B, Goodridge, D, Sayer, D, Trachtenberg, EA, Erlich, HA, 2009. High-resolution, high-throughput HLA genotyping by next-generation sequencing. Tissue Antigens. 74, 393-403. PDF

  9. Cooley, S, Trachtenberg, E, Bergemann, TL, Saeteurn, K, Klein, J, Le, CT, Marsh, SG, Guethlein, LA, Parham, P, Miller, JS, Weisdorf, DJ, 2009. Donors with group B KIR haplotypes improve relapse-free survival after unrelated hematopoietic cell transplantation for acute myelogenous leukemia. Blood. 113, 726-732. PMCID:PMC2628378. PDF

  10. Taylor, M, Hussain, A, Urayama, K, Chokkalingam, A, Thompson, P, Trachtenberg, E, Buffler, P, 2009. The human major histocompatibility complex and childhood leukemia: an etiological hypothesis based on molecular mimicry. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 42, 129-135. NIHMS171759. PDF

  11. Houtchens, KA, Nichols, RJ, Ladner, MB, Boal, HE, Sollars, C, Geraghty, DE, Davis, LM, Parham, P, Trachtenberg, EA, 2007. High-throughput killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor genotyping by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry with discovery of novel alleles. Immunogenetics. 59, 525-537. PMCID:PMC2881672. PDF

  12. Miller, JS, Cooley, S, Parham, P, Farag, S, Verneris, M, McQueen, K, Guethlein, LA, Trachtenberg, E, Haagenson, M, Horowitz, M, Klein, J, Weisdorf, DJ, 2007. Missing KIR-ligands is associated with less relapse and increased graft versus host disease (GVHD) following unrelated donor allogeneic HCT. Blood. 109, 5058-5061. PMCID:PMC1885526. PDF

  13. Trachtenberg, E, Vinson, M, Hayes, E, Hsu, YM, Houtchens, K, Erlich, H, Klitz, W, Hsia, Y, Hollenbach, J, 2007. HLA class I (A, B, C) and class II (DRB1, DQA1, DQB1, DPB1) alleles and haplotypes in the Han from southern China. Tissue Antigens. 70, 455-463. Abstract

  14. Walters, M, Quirolo, L, Trachtenberg, E, Boal, H, Edwards, S, Lee, J, Morton-Wiley, J, Quirolo, K, Robertson, S, Saba, J, Lubin, B, 2005. Sibling donor cord blood transplantation for thalassemia major: experience of the sibling donor cord blood program. Ann NY Acad Sci. 1054, 206-213. Abstract

  15. Flomenberg, N, R., Baxter-Lowe, LA, Confer, DL, Fernadez-Vina, M, Filipovich, A, Horowitz, M, Hurley, C, Kollman, C, Anasetti, C, Noreen, H, Begovich, A, Hildebrand, W, Petersdorf, E, Scmeckpeper, B, Setterhelm, M, Trachtenberg, E, Williams, T, Yunis, E, Weisdorf, D, 2004. Impact of HLA-class I and class II allele matching on outcomes of unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation: HLA-C mismatching is associated with a strong adverse effect on transplant outcome. Blood. 104, 1923-1930. Abstract

  16. Li, D-K, Odouli, R, Liu, L, Vinson, M, Trachtenberg, E, 2004. Transmission of Parentally Shared HLA Alleles and the Risk of Preterm Delivery. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 104, 594-600. Abstract

  17. Trachtenberg, E, Korber, B, Sollars, C, Kepler, T, Hraber, P, Hayes, E, Funkhouser, R, Fugate, M, Theiler, J, Hsu, M, Kunstman, K, Wu, S, Phair, J, Erlich, H, Wolinsky, S, 2003. Advantage of rare HLA supertype in HIV Disease Progression. Nature Medicine. 9, 928-935. Abstract

  18. Trachtenberg, E, Yang, H, Hayes, E, Vinson, M, Li, S, Targan, S, Tyan, D, Erlich, H, Rotter, J, 2000. HLA class II haplotype associations with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Jewish (Ashkenazi) and non-Jewish caucasian populations. Human Immunology. 61, 326-333. Abstract

  19. Styles, LA, Hoppe, C, Klitz, W, Vichinsky, E, Lubin, B, Trachtenberg, E, 2000. Evidence for HLA-related susceptibility for stroke in children with sickle cell disease. Blood. 95, 3562-3567. Abstract

  20. Trachtenberg, EA, Hayes, EA, Hsia, YE, Erlich, HA, Klitz, W, 1997. Analysis of HLA Class II (DRB1-DQA1-DQB1-DPB1) alleles and haplotypes in Southern Chinese. Human Immunology. 55, 117. 

  21. Trachtenberg, EA, Keyeux, G, Bernal, J, Rhodas, C, Erlich, HA, 1996. Results of Expedicion Humana. I. Analysis of HLA class II (DRB1-DQA1-DQB1-DPB1) alleles  and DR-DQ haplotypes in nine Amerindian populations from Colombia. Tissue Antigens. 48, 174-181. Abstract

  22. Trachtenberg, EA, Keyeux, G, Bernal, J, Noble, J, Erlich, HA, 1996. Results of the Expedicion Humana. II. Analysis of HLA class II alleles in three African American populations from Colombia using the PCR/SSOP: Identification of a novel DQB1*02 (*0203) allele. Tissue Antigens. 48, 192-198. Abstract

  23. Garber, TL, Trachtenberg, EA, Erlich, HA, Rickards, O, DeStefano, GF, Watkins, D, 1995. HLA-B alleles of the Cayapa of Ecuador:New B39 and B15 alleles. Immunogenetics. 42, 19-27. Abstract

  24. Trachtenberg, EA, Klitz, W, Rickards, O, De Stefano, GF, Erlich, HA, 1995. Analysis of HLA class II linkage disequilibrium and haplotype evolution in the Cayapa Indians of Ecuador. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 57, 415-424. PDF

  25. Titus-Trachtenberg, EA, Bugawan, TL, Erlich, HA, 1994. Identification of a novel DQB1 allele (*0609) segregating in an Ashkenazi Jewish family: Implications for DQB1 ypng systems. Tissue Antigens. 44, 120-124. Abstract

  26. Titus-Trachtenberg, EA, Rickards, O, De Stefano, GF, Erlich, HA, 1994. Analysis of HLA class II haplotypes reveals a novel HLA-DRB1 allele in the Cayapa Indians of Ecuador: Evidence for convergent evolution and balancing selection at position 86. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 55, 160-167. PDF


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