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Lupus Research Update: 2011 Volume 5

Volume 1, 2011 - Online Edition | In This Issue

Grasping an Understanding of Lupus in Children >
Pediatric Specialists offer Insights into Treating Lupus >
Faces of Lupus: A Mother’s Perspective >
New Technology Offers New Hope >
The ALR Announces New TIL Grantees >
Lupus News Corner >

The ALR Announces New TIL Grantees

The ALR is proud to be funding these ten remarkable investigators through its Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grant program. All of the research we fund under the TIL program is designed to move quickly from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. The ALR congratulates each of the following researchers for their important work in expanding the understanding of lupus:

Betsy Barnes PhD
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Targeting IRF5 Activation for the Treatment of Lupus

Joseph Craft MD
Yale University
Follicular Helper T Cells in SLE: Characterization and Therapeutic Targets

Syamal K. Datta MBBS
Northwestern University
Peptide Vaccine Suppressing Autoantigen-Specific Response in Human Lupus

Michael Denny PhD
Temple University
Abnormal Neutrophil Development in SLE

Betty Diamond MD
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Dendritic Cell Dysfunction as a Path to SLE

Shu Man Fu MD, PhD
University of Virginia
Progressions and Biomarkers of Proliferative Lupus Nephritis

Caroline Jefferies PhD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Ro52 and Siglec-E as Therapeutic Targets in SLE

Mariana Kaplan MD
University of Michigan
Lupus and the Inflammasome

Shiv Pillai PhD, MBBS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Targeting the SIAE Pathway in Lupus

Shruti Sharma PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Innate sensing of AT-rich DNA During Autoimmunity

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