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