We are the world’s leading private funder of lupus research. Our goal: improve treatments while advancing lupus research toward a cure.

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Why us?

Our funding is leading to key discoveries that are improving diagnosis and therapies, while enabling researchers to find the way toward prevention and ultimately a cure for lupus.

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breakthroughs

$182 million

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News and Events

LRA Distinguished Innovator Wins 2019 Breakthrough Prize

Winner of our most substantial grant, the Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Autoimmunity, Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen,...

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Lupus Research Alliance Awards Grants to Six Trailblazing Studies

2018 Awards Enable Promising Scientists to Bring Innovative Approaches to Lupus Research The Lupus Research Alliance announced six new Novel...

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Lupus Kidneys Copy Tumors’ Tactic to Protect Themselves

October 4, 2018 Abnormal immune cells invade the kidneys in patients with lupus and can damage the organs so...

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