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Giorgio Raimondi, M.Sc., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Giorgio Raimondi is an associate professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His research focuses on clinical immunology and transplantation. He is currently engaged in research with the vascularized composite allotransplantation research laboratory, focusing on basic science as it pertains to reconstructive transplant. 

Dr. Raimondi earned his undergraduate degree in industrial biotechnology from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy, where he also earned his master’s degree in advanced studies in immunology and his Ph.D. in industrial biotechnology and immunology. 

He completed his postdoctoral studies in transplant immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Raimondi joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2013. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Raimondi worked in immunology research at the University of Pittsburgh.

He is a member of the American Association of Immunologists and the American Society of Transplantation. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Journal of Immunology, the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, Transplant Immunology and Immunology


In 2014, Dr. Raimondi was an awardee of the Johns Hopkins University-University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Program. This program supports new initiatives in diabetes-related biomedical, epidemiological or behavioral research. He was recognized for his research on type 1 interferon in immunoregulation and development of diabetes. more


  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • Ph.D., University of Milan (Italy) (2004)
  • M.Sc., University of Milan (Italy) (2001)
  • B.Sc., University of Milan (Italy) (2000)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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D’Aiuto L, Prasad K, Upton U, Viggiano L, Milosevic J, Raimondi G, McClain L, Chowdari K, Tischfield J, Sheldon M, Moore JC, Yolken RH, Kinchington PR, and Nimgaonkar VL. Persistent infection by HSV-1 is associated with changes in functional architecture of iPSCderived neurons and brain activation patters underlying working memory performance. Schizophr. Bull. 2015 Jan; 41(1): 123 PMID: 24622295

Wu LW, Wang YL, Christensen JM, Khalifian S, Schneeberger S, Raimondi G, Cooney DS, Lee WP, Brandacher G. Donor age negatively affects the immunoregulatory properties of both adipose and bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. Transpl Immunol. 2014 May; 30(4): 122 PMID: 24632513

Jhunjhunwala S, Chen Leo, Nichols EE, Thomson AW, Raimondi G*, and Little SR*. All-trans Retinoic Acid and Rapamycin Synergize with Transforming Growth Factor-b1 to Induce Regulatory T Cells with Different Migratory Capacities. J. Leukoc. Bio. 2013; 94(5): 981. PMID: 23898044 *co-senior authorship.

Dons EM, Raimondi G, Zhang H, Zahorchak AF, Bhama JK, Lu L, Ezzelarab M, Ijzermans JN, Cooper DK, and Thomson AW. Ex Vivo-Expanded Cynomolgus Macaque Regulatory T Cells Are Resistant to Alemtuzumab-Mediated Cytotoxicity. Am J Transplant. 2013 13(8): 2169. PMID: 23635093

D'Aiuto L, Di Maio R, Heath B, Raimondi G, Milosevic J, Watson AM, Bamne M, Parks WT, Yang L, Lin B, Miki T, Mich-Basso JD, Arav-Boger R, Sibille E, Sabunciyan S, Yolken R, Nimgaonkar V. Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived models to investigate human cytomegalovirus infection in neural cells. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49700

Vitali C, Mingozzi F, Broggi A, Barresi S, Zolezzi F, Bayry J, Raimondi G, Zanoni I and Granucci F. Migratory and not lymphoid-resident dendritic cells maintain peripheral self-tolerance and prevent autoimmunity via induction of iTreg cells. Blood. 2012 Aug; 120 (6): 1237-45. PMID: 22760781

Contact for Research Inquiries

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ross Research Building
Baltimore, MD 21205 map

Activities & Honors


  • American Society of Transplantation, 2006
  • American Association of Immunologists, 2005
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