Faculty Researchers


V. Michael Holers, MDTranslational and Basic Research​, Role of Complement Receptors and Regulatory Proteins in Immune Response
Nirmal K. Banda, PhDComplement system role in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Axial Spondyloarthritis (SpA) pathogenesis RNAi to inhibit complement pathways in RA
Susan Boackle, MDLupus, Lupus Nephritis, Clinical Trials, Translational and Basic Research
Liron Caplan, MD, PhDClinical/Outcomes Research; Health Services Research; Quality of Care Interventions; Spondyloarthritis
Kevin Deane, MD, PhDEpidemiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Translational Research in RA Pathogenesis, Clinical Trials in RA Prevention​
 Kristen Demoruelle, MDTranslational Research in Mucosal Autoimmunity and Sex Differences in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Pathogenesis
 Kristine Kuhn, MD, PhDTranslational and Basic Research, Microbiome and mucosal studies in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Spondyloarthritis (SpA)​
Larry W. Moreland, MD

Translational research for autoimmune and musculoskeletal research, Investigator-initiated disease registries, Investigator-initiated multicenter clinical trials, Mechanisms of disease and biomarkers

 Christopher Striebich, MD, PhD Lupus, Lupus Nephritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Clinical Trials​
Fan Zhang, PhD
  • Computational and systems biology research; Decipher pathogenic cells and molecular mechanisms for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases using single-cell multi-omics data integration; Identify cellular and molecular phenotypes which provide insights into disease etiology and drug repurposing