Research Lab Results for lupus
Ana-Marie Orbai LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Ana-Maria Orbai, M.D., M.H.S.
The Ana-Marie Orbai Lab focuses on inflammatory arthritis. Current clinical research projects i...n the lab examine patient symptoms and experiences in rheumatic diseases and inflammatory arthritis. We focus on stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis and patient-reported outcomes. Previous research in the lab focused on systemic lupus erythemaous (SLE). view moreResearch Areas: autoimmune rheumatic diseases, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Antony Rosen LabPrincipal Investigator:
Antony Rosen, M.B.Ch.B., M.S.
Research in the Antony Rosen Lab investigates the mechanisms shared by the autoimmune rheumatic... diseases such as lupus, myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and SjogrenÕs syndrome. We focus on the fate of autoantigens in target cells during various circumstances, such as viral infection, relevant immune effector pathways and exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Our recent research has sought to define the traits of autoantibodies that enable them to induce cellular or molecular dysfunction. We also work to better understand the mechanisms that form the striking connections between autoimmunity and cancer. view moreResearch Areas: myositis, lupus, rheumatology, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, autoimmune rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis
Kathryn Carson LabPrincipal Investigator:
Kathryn Carson, Sc.M.
The Kathryn Carson Lab investigates ways to improve medical research, particularly in the areas... of brain and thyroid cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, HIV and lupus. Our team seeks to help researchers optimize their studies through better study design, protocol and grant writing, data cleaning and analysis, and publication writing. We work with investigators from a wide range of departments through the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. view moreResearch Areas: epidemiology, lupus, research methods, data analysis, cancer, hypertension, clinical trials, HIV, biostatistics, Alzheimer's disease
Thomas Grader-Beck LabPrincipal Investigator:
Thomas Grader-Beck, M.D., Ph.D.
Research in the Thomas Grader-Beck Lab aims to understand the pathogenesis of systemic autoimmu...ne diseases—particularly systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren’s syndrome—by taking a translational approach. Autoantibodies (antibodies that target self-molecules) are believed to contribute significantly to the disease process. We are studying mechanisms that may make self-structures immunogenic. We theorize that certain post-translational antigen modifications, which can occur in infections or malignant transformation, result in the expression of neoepitopes that spread autoimmunity in the proper setting. The team has combined studies that employ a number of mouse strains, certain gene-deficient mice and human biological specimens. view moreResearch Areas: Sjogren's syndrome, antibodies, autoimmune diseases, self-molecules, systemic lupus erythematosus