Research

Research is a major priority of the Washington University Division of Rheumatology.  Our laboratories are working to advance fundamental knowledge of human biology and disease, and our clinicians are conducting numerous clinical trials and epidemiological studies.

Ongoing basic and translational science efforts includes studies of complement, natural killer and other innate lymphoid cells, T-cell biology and mucosal immunology, chikungunya viral arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, innate and adaptive immunity, nanotherapies for rheumatoid arthritis, human genetics, host-pathogen interactions, and models of rare genetic diseases.  Clinical research efforts include clincial trials and epidemiological studies of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, and rare genetic diseases.

Principal investigators in laboratories and those conducting clinical studies are listed below.

Basic and Translational Research Laboratories

Atkinson lab web site / RDRRC / RVCL research center / Publications

John Atkinson

John Atkinson

Atkinson lab web site / RDRRC / RVCL research center / Publications

Dennis Hourcade

Dennis Hourcade

  • Chyi Hsieh, MD (Autoimmunity, regulatory T cells, tolerance, and mucosal immunology)

Hsieh lab web site / RDRRC / Publications

Chyi Hsieh

Chyi Hsieh

Kim lab web site / RDRRC / Publications

Al Kim

Al Kim

Lenschow lab web site / RDRRC / Publications

Deborah Lenschow

Deb Lenschow

Atkinson lab web site / RVCL research center / Publications

Kathy Liszewski

Kathy Liszewski

Miner lab web site / RVCL research center / Publications

Jonathan Miner

Jonathan Miner

  • Michael Paley, MD, PhD (Uveitis, scleritis, T-cell biology)

Yokoyama lab web site / Publications

Michael Paley

Michael Paley

Pham lab web site / RDRRC / Publications

Christine Pham

Christine Pham

Roberson lab web site / RDRRC / Publications

Eli Roberson

Eli Roberson

Atkinson lab web site / RVCL research center / Publications

Xiaobo Wu

Xiaobo Wu

Yokoyama lab web site / RDRRC / Publications

Wayne Yokoyama

Wayne Yokoyama

Clinical Research and Epidemiology

Clinical trials / Publications

John Atkinson

John Atkinson

Clinical trials / Publications

Rick Brasington

Rick Brasington

  • Seth Eisen, MD (Epidemiology, former national director of VA Health Services Research and Development)

Clinical trials / Publications

Seth Eisen

Seth Eisen

Clinical trials / Publications

Amy Joseph

Amy Joseph

Clinical trials / Publications

Al Kim

Al Kim

Clinical trials / Publications

Jonathan Miner

Jonathan Miner

  • Michael Paley, MD, PhD (Uveitis, scleritis)

Clinical trials / Publications

Michael Paley

Michael Paley

Clinical trials / Publications

Deborah Parks

Deborah Parks

Clinical trials / Publications

Deepali Sen

Deepali Sen

Clinical trials / Publications

Prabha Ranganathan

Prabha Ranganathan