Rachel Muir

Postdoctoral Fellow

Awards and Honors

2021 – Oral Presentation and Abstract Based Merit Award, 17th International Conference on Endothelin

2020-2021 American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellow

2020 – Graduate Student Government Fall 2020 Travel Grant Award, UAB

2019-2020 Pre-doctoral Clinical/Translational Research Program, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of                               Health (TL1TR003106)

2019 – Poster Presentation Award, 28th Gail Cassell Annual Microbiology Research Retreat

Research Interests

The role of olfactory receptor 558 in sex-specific blood pressure regulation. Investigating Olfr558 ligands and determining their impact on blood pressure regulation.


  • Muir RQ, Klocke BJ, Jennings MS, Molina PA, Hsu JS, Kellum CE, Alexander KL, Lee G, Foote JB, Lorenz RG, Pollock JS, Maynard CL. Early Life Stress in Mice Leads to Impaired Colonic Corticosterone Production and Prolonged Inflammation Following Induction of Colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2023 Jun 1;29(6):960-972.
  • Landuyt AE, Klocke BJ, Duck LW, Kemp KM, Muir RQ, Jennings MS, Blum SI, Tse HM, Lee G, Morrow CD, Elson CO, Maynard CL. ICOS ligand and IL-10 synergize to promote host-microbiota mutualism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Mar 30;118(13):e2018278118.