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Andres Gottfried Blackmore, M.D., PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Andres Gottfried Blackmore, M.D., Ph.D.
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Andres Gottfried Blackmore, M.D.,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Research Interests

Andres Gottfried is a gastroenterologist and physician-scientist with a broad research background in neuroscience and immunology. He is currently applying his background in neuroimmunology and inflammation to advancing the understanding of gastroparesis and other gut motility disorders. He is a native of Mexico City, but came to the US to conduct his PhD training at the Rockefeller University. He then embarked on medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College and complete internal medicine training in New York Presbyterian Hospital. He completed Gastroenterology fellowship at Stanford University and subsequently practiced in Stanford's Neurogastroenterology group from 2019-2023. During this time he was a KL2 Scholar. His clinical and research interests are in gastroparesis immune dysregulation, with a goal to understand the neuroimmune basis of gut motility gut disorders and provide improved diagnostics and treatments to patients.

He recently moved to San Diego, and will be caring for patients in the San Diego VA Health System while pursuing his research in the Department of Pharmacology and Department of Medicine. He is very excited to start the next phase of his career at UCSD. 


Selected Publications

Gottfried-Blackmore, A, Namkong H, Adler E, Martin B, Gubatan J, Fernandez-Becker N, Clarke J, Idoyaga J, Habtezion A, Nguyen L. Gastric Mucosal Immune Profiling and Dysregulation in Idiopathic Gastroparesis. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2021 May 12;12(5):e00349. PMCID: PMC8132986

Lai Wei, Rajan Singh, Se Eun Ha, Alyce M Martin, Lauren Jones, Byungchang Jin, Brian G Jorgenson, Hannah Zogg, Tyler Chervo, Andres Gottfried-Blackmore, Linda Nguyen, Aida Habtezion, Nick J Spencer, Damien J Keating, Kenton M Sanders, Seungil Ro. Serotonin Deficiency is Associated with Delayed Gastric Emptying. Gastroenterology. 2021 Mar 1;S0016-5085(21). PMCID: PMC33662386

Gottfried-Blackmore A, Rubin JS, Bai L, Aluko S, Yang Y, Park W, Habtezion A. Effects of processing conditions on stability of immune analytes in human blood. Sci Reports. 2020 10:17328. PMCID: PMC7566484

Gottfried-Blackmore A, Adler AP, Fernandez-Becker N, Clarke J, Habtezion A, Nguyen L. Open label pilot study: Non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation improves symptoms and gastric emptying in patients with idiopathic gastroparesis. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Dec 5:e13769. PMID: 31802596; PMCID: PMC20692074

Gottfried-Blackmore A, Sierra A, Ge R, McEwen BS, Bulloch K. Microglia express functional 11b-
Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1. Glia. 2010 Aug;58(10):1257-66. PMCID: PMC31802596

Gottfried-Blackmore A, Kaunzner U, Idoyaga J, Felger J, McEwen BS, Bulloch K. Acute In vivo exposure to IFNg Enables Resident Brain Dendritic Cells to Become Effective Antigen Presenting Cells. PNAS. 2009 Dec 8;106(49):20918-23. PMCID: PMC2791588



Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Diseases
Neuropharmacology & Neurological Disorders


Integrative Multi-omics Program
Systems and Computational Biology Program



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