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Allen Anandaranja, MBBS

Allen Anandarajah, MBBS
Research interests: The role of imaging studies in the evaluation of inflammatory arthritis; early rheumatoid arthritis with particular emphasis on outcome measures and co-morbidities; erosive osteoarthritis of the hand; the IQ-LUPUS Project which focuses on a patient-centered approach to improve health care for lupus patients

IQ-LUPUS Project
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Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhD

Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhD
Research interests: The mechanisms of B cell tolerance in systemic lupus, bone marrow B cell development, and B cell regulation by the innate immune system and of the bone compartment in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Both translational approaches and murine models are utilized to study the diversity of B cell roles in systemic autoimmunity.

Anolik Lab

Jennifer Barnas, MD, PhD

Jennifer Barnas, MD, PhD
Research interests: Cellular interactions within the renal microenvironment of lupus nephritis and how this contributes to the pathophysiology of human systemic lupus

Barnas Lab

Maria de la Luz Garcia-Hernandez, PhD

Maria de la Luz Garcia-Hernandez, PhD
Research interests: Understanding the role of DC-STAMP in osteoclastogenesis; defining the value of DC-STAMP as a marker for progression from psoriasis to psoriatic arthritis

Garcia-Hernandez Lab

Roberta Goncalves-Marangoni, MD, PhD

Roberta Goncalves-Marangoni, MD, PhD
Research interests: Cellular and molecular processes leading to fibrosis in scleroderma

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Benjamin Korman, MD

Benjamin Korman, MD
Research interests: Cellular and molecular processes leading to fibrosis in scleroderma

Korman Lab

R. John Looney, MD

R. John Looney, MD
Research interests: The role of senescent cells in organ damage in lupus and treatment targets

Looney Lab

Bethany Marston, MD

Bethany Marston, MD
Research interests: The development of web-based curricula for rheumatology fellows based on basic science and clinical research methodology written by experts in the field.

Rheum4Science

Ananta Paine, PhD

Ananta Paine, PhD
Research interests: Employing integrative approaches to address challenging research questions related to autoimmune bone diseases; understanding the involved mechanisms for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis

Paine Lab

Christopher Palma, MD, ScM

Christopher Palma, MD, ScM
Research interests: Investigating potential new therapies for granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis

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Javier Rangel-Moreno, PhD

Javier Rangel-Moreno, PhD
Research interests: Understanding the complex interactions among immune cells that take place in target tissues; defining and understanding the distinctive and strategic organization of immune cells in the peripheral tissues and how they contribute to the local induction of pathological or protective immune responses

Rangel-Moreno Lab

Christopher Richardson, MD, PhD

Christopher Richardson, MD, PhD
Research interests: Understanding the role of B cells and antibodies in autoimmune skin disease; understanding the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus

Richardson Lab

Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH

Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH
Research interests: Understanding the mechanisms that underlie pathologic bone resorption and new bone formation in psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; understanding the mechanisms that are responsible for bone marrow edema as recorded on magnetic resonance imaging scans in inflammatory arthritis

Ritchlin Lab

Ummara Shah, MD

Ummara Shah, MD
Research interests: Investigating potential new therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus; the IQ-LUPUS Project, which focuses on a patient-centered approach to improve health care for lupus patients

IQ-LUPUS Project
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Darren Tabechian, MD

Darren Tabechian MD
Research interests: Clinical research in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout

Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program

Ralf Thiele, MD

Ralf Thiel, MD
Research interests: Using high frequency ultrasound, power doppler and 3D ultrasound to identify tophi in gout as well as synovitis and enthesitis in gout, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis; sonographic diagnosis and outcomes assessment of crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathy

Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program