Richard  Di Paolo, PhD

Richard Di Paolo, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Dr. DiPaolo is interested in how inflammation induces cancer. His laboratory is working in a mouse model of inflammation induced gastric cancer, and studing the roles of cytokines, regulartory T cells, and the gastric microbiome play in regulating gastric carcinogenesis.


  • 2002: PhD, pathology and immunology, Washington University, St. Louis


  • 2002 - 2007: Fellow, cellular immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Selected Research Publications

IL13 Acts Directly on Gastric Epithelial Cells to Promote Metaplasia Development During Chronic Gastritis.
  • Noto CN, Hoft SG, Bockerstett KA, [...] DiPaolo RJ
  • Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 2022
Fructose Promotes Cytoprotection in Melanoma Tumors and Resistance to Immunotherapy.
  • Kuehm LM, Khojandi N, Piening A, [...] DiPaolo RJ, Teague RM
  • Cancer Immunol Res 2021
Two Distinct Etiologies of Gastric Cancer: Infection and Autoimmunity.
  • Hoft SG, Noto CN, DiPaolo RJ
  • Front Cell Dev Biol 2021
Mast Cells as Important Regulators in Autoimmunity and Cancer Development.
  • Noto CN, Hoft SG, DiPaolo RJ
  • Front Cell Dev Biol 2021