Research

Dr. Jie An received a $10,000 award through the Institute of Translational Health Sciences Research Scholars Program. The one-year program supports research and career development.

Dr. Keith Elkon was awarded an NIH R21 award entitled “Link between Retroelements, Ro and Interferon Biology in Lupus”.  This will support a two year project is in collaboration with Dr. Michael Gale in the Department of Immunology.Dr. Elkon also received an Co Motion Innovation Fund grant in support of his project titled“cGAS-STING”.

Dr.  Natalia Giltiay has been awarded a grant from the Lupus Research alliance in the amount of $300,000 to research anit-BDCA2-targeted therapy for SLE. This grant will last three years.

Dr. Christian Lood has been awarded a grant from the Lupus Research Alliance in the amount of $300,000 to research impaired mitochondrial clearance in systemic lupus erythematosus. This grant will last three years. Dr. Lood was also awarded an Investigator Initiated grant from Pfizer, Inc.  The project entitled, “Neutrophil-Derived Biomarkers in Rheumatic Diseases” is funded for two years with a total budget of $150,000.