Arthritis Research Scientists 2016-17

Moving Arthritis Research Forward – Top Scientists Funded

Arthritis research is the key to finding new and better treatments for this disease affecting over 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children. Thirteen scientists across the U.S. were awarded arthritis research grants, giving hope to all who are suffering.

All grant applications are carefully reviewed by ANRF’s world-renowned Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of physician-scientists. The SAB only chooses the best and brightest emerging arthritis research scientists with the most innovative and cutting edge projects. On average, only the top 15% of applicants receive a grant to ensure each scientist chosen is the best and exceeds our expectations.

Your support of arthritis research is critical to launching the independent research careers of these scientists. Ensuring that they stay in research and spend their lifetime dedicated to finding a cure. These individuals work in top laboratories and ANRF funding enables them to make discoveries more quickly than without the extra support. The time is now to find a cure and help those suffering with arthritis.

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

Below are this arthritis research scientists and a brief summary of 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

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

Richard Reynolds, IV, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Disease Focus: Gout

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

Hilde Schjerven, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Disease Focus: Autoimmunity

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

Shruti Sharma, PhD

Tufts University Medical Center

Disease Focus: Autoimmunity

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

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

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