2017 Lupus Insight Prize Winner

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Winner Shares Her Insights About Childhood Lupus Dec. 20, 2017.  In piecing together the many complex and varied parts of the lupus puzzle, Virginia Pascual, MD — this year’s winner of the Lupus Insight Prize — looks to her own patients for answers. As a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Pascual’s […] READ MORE

2016-17 Research Portfolio Summary

Sept. 22, 2017. The Lupus Research Alliance stands United to Free the World of Lupus Through the Power of Science. Formed by families determined to find a cure, the organization merges the Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Research Institute, and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. The Lupus Research Alliance is driven by one central goal — to […] READ MORE

New TIL Grantees Offer Novel Approaches

Sept. 7, 2017.  Grantees of our Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) program are remarkable scientific investigators whose ingenuity and determination are bringing new insights to lupus research. The Lupus Research Alliance congratulates each of these brilliant researchers in their quest to expand our understanding of lupus and ways to defeat it: Kerstin Nundel, PhD University […] READ MORE

Microchip Technology Charts New Ground

Sept. 7, 2017.  The study of T cells and B cells, their function, and the interaction between them that causes runaway inflammation and the progression of disease have been the subjects of numerous groundbreaking lupus investigations over the past decade. Today, Rong Fan, PhD, from Yale University, is building on these discoveries by using his […] READ MORE

2017 Novel Research Grants – Meet the Awardees

July 28, 2017. The Lupus Research Alliance is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2017 Novel Research Grants. These ten grantees continue a commitment to bold and innovative research that aims to discover safe, effective treatments and a cure for lupus. Mridu Acharya, PhD Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Dr. Acharya is investigating […] READ MORE

Dr. Gerald Nepom Bringing Expertise and a Fresh Perspective

The future of the Lupus Research Alliance is bright with Gerald Nepom, MD, PhD in the critical role of Co-Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board. Over the past three decades, his work has focused on the underlying principles of autoimmunity, biomarkers, and therapy for autoimmune diseases. In the 1980s, Dr. Nepom played a major role […] READ MORE

Exploring Complexities of Cell Death as a Trigger for Lupus

The innovative work of Douglas Green, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, probes the minute inner workings of the world of cells: their functions, their deaths — and their inextricable link to lupus. Every day billions of cells die within the human body. The balance between cell survival and cell death is crucial to all […] READ MORE

Novel Research Grants Push Discoveries

10 New Grants, 10 New Insights The path to safe and effective treatments and ultimately a cure lies in bold, pioneering research. The Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grants, the proven platform for innovation, make discovery and scientific progress possible. “Standing on a 16-year foundation of documented success, the Novel Research Grants bring new insight […] READ MORE

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