Research

Erika Noss, MD, PhD
Erika Noss, MD, PhD
Dr. Erika Noss, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Rheumatology was awarded a grant from the Arthritis National Research Foundation for her project entitled, “Targeting Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor-α (PDGFRα) in Rheumatoid Arthritis”.

 

The Arthritis National Research Foundation seeks to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. The Noss Lab is currently collaborating with Dr. Anne Stevens at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Dr. Jane Buckner at Benaroya Research Institute to examine IL-6 responses in human synovial tissues. Her research group is also investigating how signals through platelet-derived growth factor receptors contribute to rheumatoid arthritis pathology and how the cell adhesion molecule, cadherin-11, regulates ϐibroblast function in colitis.