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Lupus Research Institute announces 2009 novel research grants
Date:11/24/2009

opher A.J. Roman, PhD, at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn). "Many are very risky grants. They may be built solely upon an idea, as opposed to considerable experimental evidencewhich is normally needed for an NIH proposal. The scientists on the LRI Board have the vision, the foresight and experience to pick those research projects that will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the disease. And then from that, better treatments."

The 2009 LRI grant recipients are:

  • Steven Bensinger, VMD, PhD
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Linking lupus, cardiovascular disease and lipid metabolism

  • Hongbo Chi, PhD
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN
    S1P1 receptor in regulatory T cells and lupus pathogenesis and therapy

  • Anne Davidson, MD
    Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Manhasset, NY
    TNF antagonism in SLE

  • Hui-Chen Hsu, PhD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Deletion of lupus autoreactive cells using an anti-hDR5 antibody

  • Timothy Niewold, MD
    University of Chicago Chicago, IL
    Novel Genes Associated with African-American Lupus

  • Marko Radic, PhD
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN
    Stimulation of Autoreactive B Cells by Apoptotic Bodies

  • Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD
    Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC
    Estrogen Related Receptor-Alpha and B cell Metabolism in SLE

  • Boris Reizis, PhD
    Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
    Molecular control of self-DNA recognition in lupus

  • Jane Salmon, MD
    Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY
    Cholinergic modulation of immune complex-mediated inflammatory responses

  • Daniel Stetson, PhD
    University of Washington Seattle, WA
    Cell-Intrinsic Initiation of Autoimmunity in Lupus and Related Diseases

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Contact: Liane Stegmaier
lstegmaier@lupusny.org
212-812-9881
Lupus Research Institute
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