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2008 ALR Pilot Grant Awardees

In 2008, the ALR committed funding to 14 projects under our Pilot Grant initiative. These projects are listed below.

Clancy, Robert, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Endothelial Reactivity Predict Progression of Lupus Nephritis

Clark, Marcus, MD
University of Chicago
In Situ Immunoglobulin Repertoire in Human Lupus Nephritis

Colombo, Paolo, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Biomarkers of Endothelial Activation and Vascular Inflamation in SLE

Costenbader, Karen, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
CD44 Variants as Novel T Cell SLE Biomarkers

Hoofnagle, Andrew, MD, PhD
University of Washington
Biomarkers of Atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Kaplan, Marianna, MD
University of Michigan
Role of PPAR-gamma Agonists in Murine Lupus

Knaus, Ulla, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute
Supramolecular Approach for Type I Interferon Inhibition in Lupus

Kovats, Susan, PhD
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Regulation of Dendritic Cells by Estrogen Receptors during Lupus Nephritis

Luning Prak, Eline, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Receptor Editing in SLE

Mackay, Megan, MD
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Molecular Signatures in Lupus: Untangling Infection from Inflammation

Peterson, Erik, MD
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Prognostic Utility of Gene Expression Signatures in ANA Positive Subjects

Pitha-Rowe, Paula, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Functional Characterization of IRF-5 Variants Associated with Risk to SLE

Werth, Victoria, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Biomarkers for Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Treated with Lenalidomide

Weyand, Cornelia, MD
Emory University
Immune Mechanism of Cardiovascular Disease in SLE

2007 Pilot Grant Awardees 

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