Dr. Adamopoulos – Rheumatoid Arthritis Research [Part 1]

Dr. Adamopoulos – Rheumatoid Arthritis Research [Part 1]

Arthritis Now sat down with Dr. Iannis Adamopoulos, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, and spoke about his research regarding rheumatoid arthritis. After receiving his first grant as The Sontag Foundation Fellow of the Arthritis National Research Foundation from 2011-2012, he was afforded the freedom to work in his own lab and conduct his own progressive research. Today in this lab he looks at the cytokines traveling in the blood, which can cause arthritis, but specifically a certain cell that has the power to destroy bone. Dr. Adamopoulos’ goal is to inhibit the activation of this cell in pathological cases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis for example.

Moving forward, his lab wants to find the commonalities between diseases like RA and psoriatic arthritis to see if there is a way to effectively control all autoimmune diseases because many patients experience symptoms of many.

Stay tuned for 2 weeks for Part 2 of the interview when Dr. Adamopoulos answers a viewer’s question!

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