We are strongly committed to research. Particular emphasis is placed on the disease mechanisms in systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.  The research conducted by members of the faculty is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, from foundations and local donors. Research findings are published regularly in national and international scientific journals. In addition, faculty members have contributed to many textbooks on rheumatology and internal medicine.

Elkon Lab

Dr. Keith Elkon's research objective is to better define the molecular and genetic basis for autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis.

Giltiay Lab

Dr. Natalia Giltiay studies the role of B cell in immunopathology of autoimmune diseases. 

Lood Lab

Dr. Christian Lood studies the role of neutrophils in inflammation and autoimmunity with an emphasis on the contribution of neutrophils to the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis.

Nelson Lab

Dr. Nelson’s research group investigates immunologic consequences of maternal-fetal exchange during pregnancy and the legacy that maternal-fetal exchange creates for both individuals years later. 

Noss Lab

Dr. Erika Noss investigates how fibroblast hyperplasia defines rheumatoid arthritis, there is little understanding about how fibroblasts accumulate in the synovium.  

Mustelin Lab

Dr. Tomas Mustelin’s research is focused on elucidating the molecular underpinnings of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS), and other autoimmune conditions.

Clinical Trials

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