Autoimmune Research

ANRF Alumni, Dr. Betty Tsao, Dr. Jian Zhao and their colleagues identified a genetic risk factor for autoimmune disease found in an under-explored genomic region Last year, Nature Genetics published findings by a team of ANRF Alumni at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) uncovering a...

USC researchers’ unique approaches are making a difference for those with autoimmune diseases, which affect some 50 million Americans. Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. This includes the millions suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Researchers...

Early in her career, pediatric rheumatologist, Tiphanie Vogel, MD, PhD, cared for a seven-year-old boy with a rare form of juvenile arthritis (JA). She discovered that her young patient had a specific genetic mutation that damages multiple organs and severely affects the joints. Dr. Vogel, an...