Arthritis Research Scientists 2016-17
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Arthritis Research Scientists 2016-17

Arthritis Research To Cure Arthritis

Moving Arthritis Research Forward – Top Scientists Funded

Arthritis research is the key to finding new and better treatments for this disease affecting an estimated 54 million Americans, including 300,000 children. Thirteen scientists across the U.S. were awarded arthritis research grants from the Foundation in the 2016-17 funding year. These scientists give hope to all who are suffering.

 

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Past years listed: 2013-14 | 2014-15 | 2015-16 | 2017-18

 

Below are the arthritis research scientists from 2016-17, their institutions and a link to an article about their work.

Shahla Abdollahi, PhD

NYU School of Medicine

Disease Focus: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Project Title: Identifying Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microbiome-Driven Inflammatory Arthritis

Read More: Can Intestinal Bacteria Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Iouri Chepelev, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

Disease Focus: Psoriatic Arthritis

Project Title: Understanding the Cause of Psoriatic Arthritis

Read More: Understanding What Causes Psoriatic Arthritis

April Craft, PhD

Boston Children’s Hospital

Disease Focus: Osteoarthritis

Project Title: Cells for Regenerating Articular Cartilage

Read More: Stem Cell Research To Regenerate Cartilage

Jenna Galloway, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Disease Focus: Osteoarthritis

Project Title: Elucidating the function of musculoskeletal promoting small molecules for osetoarthritis

Read More: Illuminating New Osteoarthritis Drug Targets

Shaun Jackson, MD, PhD

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Disease Focus: Lupus

Project Title: Mechanisms underlying TACI-dependent activation of immature transitional B cells in BAFF-driven systemic lupus erythematosus

Read More: TACI May Hold The Key To Helping More Lupus Patients

Jason Knight, MD

University of Michigan

Disease Focus: Lupus

Project Title: Thrombo-inflammatory role of neutrophils in lupus

Read More: Lupus Research Aims To Prevent Heart Attacks

Gang Li, PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Disease Focus: Adult and Pediatric Rheumatoid Arthritis

Project Title: High-throughput experimental interrogation of GWAS loci in adult and pediatric arthritis

Read More: Cracking The Genetic Code in RA and JIA

Richard Reynolds, IV, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Disease Focus: Gout

Project Title: Genetic and Epigenetic Covariance of Gout, Hyperuricemia and its Comorbidities

Read More: Can Epigenetics Switch Off Gout?

Hilde Schjerven, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Disease Focus: Autoimmunity

Project Title: Role of the transcription factor Ikaros in development of autoimmune disease

Read More: Working To Understand The Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

Shruti Sharma, PhD

Tufts University Medical Center

Disease Focus: Autoimmunity

Project Title: The innate immune adaptor STING regulates age-dependent bone homeostasis and remodeling.

Read More: Can We Prevent Bone Loss In Arthritis?

Stephanie Stanford, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Disease Focus: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Project Title: Unraveling a novel mechanism of action of PTPN22, a major RA gene

Read More: Unlocking A Novel Genetic Mechanism In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lam Tsoi, PhD

University of Michigan

Disease Focus: Psoriatic Arthritis

Project Title: Personalized approach to enhance prediction of psoriatic arthritis

Read More: Data Mining Unearths Genetic Clues In Psoriatic Arthritis

Kai Yang, PhD

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Disease Focus: Lupus

Project Title: Regulation of Treg metabolism and stability by PTEN in autoimmune diseases

Read More: New Therapeutic Strategy For Autoimmune Diseases