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Joseph E. Rabinowitz, PhD


Joseph E. Rabinowitz, PhD


Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Assistant Professor, Center for Translational Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-9670

Fax:  215-707-9890

Email: j.rabinowitz@temple.edu


Department of Pharmacology

Center for Translational Medicine


Educational Background:


Undergraduate degree: University of Tucson, Tucson, AZ, 1985


PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1996

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professional affiliations:


  • American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
  • American Heart Association

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Research Interests:


Dr. Rabinowitz's laboratory is most interested in increasing the transduction efficiency of viral gene delivery vehicles derived from the human parvovirus Adeno-associated virus (AAV). This virus is a small (20-30nm) non-enveloped non-pathogenic single stranded DNA containing dependovirus in the parvovirus family. Multiple AAV serotypes have been isolated over the last forty years and each of these serotypes has a tendency to transduce specific tissue targets. Additionally, each of these serotypes transduces tissues with a different efficiency. One goal of this laboratory is to determine domains on the viral shells of the different AAV serotypes, which govern their distinct tropisms. This lab is also interested in altering those domains so the normal viral tropisms are reduced so that when tropism determining epitopes are added to the virus shell a new target is acquired.


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book chapters:


Bowles DE, Rabinowitz JE, and Samulski RJ. The genus dependovirus: In Parvoviruses.  Edited by Marshall E. Bloom, Susan F. Cotmore, R. Michael Linden, Colin R. Parrish and Jonathan R. Kerr, 2006.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26300236. Cheung JY, Gordon J, Wang J, Song J, Zhang XQ, Tilley DG, Gao E, Koch WJ, Rabinowitz J, Klotman PE, Khalili K, Feldman AM, Cardiac Dysfunction in HIV-1 Transgenic Mouse: Role of Stress and BAG3. Clin Transl Sci 8:4(305-10)2015 Aug

26149949. Rabinowitz JA, Drabick DA, Reynolds MD, Youth Withdrawal Moderates the Relationhips Between Neighborhood Factors and Internalizing Symptoms in Adolescence. J Youth Adolesc :()2015 Jul 7

25918050. Zhang XQ, Wang J, Song J, Rabinowitz J, Chen X, Houser SR, Peterson BZ, Tucker AL, Feldman AM, Cheung JY, Regulation of L-type calcium channel by phospholemman in cardiac myocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol 84:(104-11)2015 Jul

25915035. De Los Reyes A, Augenstein TM, Wang M, Thomas SA, Drabick DA, Burgers DE, Rabinowitz J, The validity of the multi-informant approach to assessing child and adolescent mental health. Psychol Bull 141:4(858-900)2015 Jul

25870108. Accornero F, van Berlo JH, Correll RN, Elrod JW, Sargent MA, York A, Rabinowitz JE, Leask A, Molkentin JD, Genetic Analysis of Connective Tissue Growth Factor as an Effector of Transforming Growth Factor Signaling and Cardiac Remodeling. Mol Cell Biol 35:12(2154-64)2015 Jun

25446185. Cai R, Gu J, Sun H, Liu X, Mei W, Qi Y, Xue S, Ren S, Rabinowitz JE, Wang Y, Yeh ET, Cheng J, Induction of SENP1 in myocardium contributes to abnormities of mitochondria and cardiomyopathy. J Mol Cell Cardiol 79:(115-22)2015 Feb

24521102. Brailoiu GC, Deliu E, Rabinowitz JE, Tilley DG, Koch WJ, Brailoiu E, Urotensin II promotes vagal-mediated bradycardia by activating cardiac-projecting parasympathetic neurons of nucleus ambiguus. J Neurochem 129:4(628-36)2014 May

24401846. Deliu E, Brailoiu GC, Eguchi S, Hoffman NE, Rabinowitz JE, Tilley DG, Madesh M, Koch WJ, Brailoiu E, Direct evidence of intracrine angiotensin II signaling in neurons. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 306:8(C736-44)2014 Apr 15

23969695. Cannavo A, Rengo G, Liccardo D, Pagano G, Zincarelli C, De Angelis MC, Puglia R, Di Pietro E, Rabinowitz JE, Barone MV, Cirillo P, Trimarco B, Palmer TM, Ferrara N, Koch WJ, Leosco D, Rapacciuolo A, 1-adrenergic receptor and sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1PR1) reciprocal downregulation influences cardiac hypertrophic response and progression to heart failure: protective role of S1PR1 cardiac gene therapy. Circulation 128:15(1612-22)2013 Oct 8

23878371. Brailoiu GC, Benamar K, Arterburn JB, Gao E, Rabinowitz JE, Koch WJ, Brailoiu E, Aldosterone increases cardiac vagal tone via G protein-coupled oestrogen receptor activation. J Physiol 591:Pt 17(4223-35)2013 Sep 1

23795642. Brailoiu GC, Deliu E, Tica AA, Rabinowitz JE, Tilley DG, Benamar K, Koch WJ, Brailoiu E, Nesfatin-1 activates cardiac vagal neurons of nucleus ambiguus and elicits bradycardia in conscious rats. J Neurochem 126:6(739-48)2013 Sep

23472081. Gold JI, Martini JS, Hullmann J, Gao E, Chuprun JK, Lee L, Tilley DG, Rabinowitz JE, Bossuyt J, Bers DM, Koch WJ, Nuclear translocation of cardiac G protein-Coupled Receptor kinase 5 downstream of select Gq-activating hypertrophic ligands is a calmodulin-dependent process. PLoS One 8:3(e57324)2013

23224879. Cheung JY, Zhang XQ, Song J, Gao E, Chan TO, Rabinowitz JE, Koch WJ, Feldman AM, Wang J, Coordinated regulation of cardiac Na(+)/Ca (2+) exchanger and Na (+)-K (+)-ATPase by phospholemman (FXYD1). Adv Exp Med Biol 961:(175-90)2013

21193587. Wang J, Gao E, Rabinowitz J, Song J, Zhang XQ, Koch WJ, Tucker AL, Chan TO, Feldman AM, Cheung JY, Regulation of in vivo cardiac contractility by phospholemman: role of Na+/Ca2+ exchange. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 300:3(H859-68)2011 Mar

21029739. Wang J, Faust SM, Rabinowitz JE, The next step in gene delivery: molecular engineering of adeno-associated virus serotypes. J Mol Cell Cardiol 50:5(793-802)2011 May

20718822. Cheung JY, Zhang XQ, Song J, Gao E, Rabinowitz JE, Chan TO, Wang J, Phospholemman: a novel cardiac stress protein. Clin Transl Sci 3:4(189-96)2010 Aug

20590676. Zincarelli C, Soltys S, Rengo G, Koch WJ, Rabinowitz JE, Comparative cardiac gene delivery of adeno-associated virus serotypes 1-9 reveals that AAV6 mediates the most efficient transduction in mouse heart. Clin Transl Sci 3:3(81-9)2010 Jun

19103992. Rengo G, Lymperopoulos A, Zincarelli C, Donniacuo M, Soltys S, Rabinowitz JE, Koch WJ, Myocardial adeno-associated virus serotype 6-betaARKct gene therapy improves cardiac function and normalizes the neurohormonal axis in chronic heart failure. Circulation 119:1(89-98)2009 Jan 6

18414476. Zincarelli C, Soltys S, Rengo G, Rabinowitz JE, Analysis of AAV serotypes 1-9 mediated gene expression and tropism in mice after systemic injection. Mol Ther 16:6(1073-80)2008 Jun

17470693. Pleger ST, Most P, Boucher M, Soltys S, Chuprun JK, Pleger W, Gao E, Dasgupta A, Rengo G, Remppis A, Katus HA, Eckhart AD, Rabinowitz JE, Koch WJ, Stable myocardial-specific AAV6-S100A1 gene therapy results in chronic functional heart failure rescue. Circulation 115:19(2506-15)2007 May 15

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