Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Program Research Conference Speakers

Meets on Mondays at 4:00 pm in Conference Center B

Sept. 1 NO SEMINAR – OMRF HOLIDAY
Sept. 8 NO SEMINAR
Sept. 15 Carol Webb, PhD
“How Is Increased ARID3a Expression Associated with Disease Activity in Lupus?”
Sept. 22 Paulina Rybakowska
“Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”
Sept. 29 Junjie Xing (Humphrey Lab)
“DOK3 negatively regulates MCSF/RANKL induced osteoclastogenesis”
Oct. 6 CANCELLED
Oct. 13 A. Darise Farris, PhD
“Novel Approach to T Cell Specificity in Sjögren’s Syndrome”
Oct. 20 NO SEMINAR – ASHG IN SAN DIEGO, CA
Oct. 27 NO SEMINAR -EAC
Nov. 3 Marta Alarcon-Riquelme, PhD
“Effects of BANK1 Deficiency on Lupus Development”
Nov. 10 Courtney Montgomery, PhD
“State of Sarcoidosis”
Nov. 17 NO SEMINAR – ACR IN BOSTON, MA
Nov. 24 NO SEMINAR
Dec. 1 Astrid Rasmussen, PhD
“Understanding Clinical Aspects of Sjögren’s Syndrome”
Dec. 8 Kristi Koelsch, PhD
“Pathogenic B cells in the Sjögren’s Syndrome salivary gland” /
Andrew Westmuckett, PhD (Technology Ventures [formerly Tech Transfer])
Dec. 15 Julio Molineros, PhD
“Identification of pleiotropic association signals in multiple autoimmune diseases at 2q24”
Dec. 22 NO SEMINAR – HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Dec. 29 NO SEMINAR – HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Jan. 5 Swapan Nath, PhD
“NCF2 alleles and SLE susceptibility”
Jan. 12 Ken Smith, PhD
“IgG4: From Allergy to Suboptimal Vaccine Responses and Engineering Bispecific Antibodies” 
Jan. 19 CANCELLED
Jan. 26 Jonathan Wren, PhD
“Autoimmunity and Sexual Dimorphism in Gene Expression (Work in Progress)”
Feb. 2 Cristina G. Arriens, MD, Research Fellow at UT Southwestern
“Fish & A Crystal Ball: Clinical Trial of Fish Oil’s Impact on Fatigue, Quality of Life, and Disease Activity in SLE & Predictors of Therapeutic Response in Lupus Nephritis”
Feb. 9 Hal Scofield, MD
“Clinical Studies in the Sjögren’s Cohort”
Feb. 16 NO SEMINAR – FACULTY MEETING
Feb. 23 RESCHEDULED
Mar. 2 James Andrews, MD, Clinical Fellow, Div of Rheumatology, Dept of Internal Medicine, UCSF
“Muscle Strength, Body Composition, and Physical Disability in SLE”
Mar. 9 James Warner
Mar. 16  Dustin Fife
Mar. 23 Kathy Sivils, PhD
“Pathogenic genes, pathways and cells in Sjögren’s Syndrome”
Mar. 30  Judith James, MD, PhD
Apr. 6  Susan Kovats, PhD
Apr. 13 Joel Guthridge, PhD 
Apr. 20 Indra Adrianto, PhD
Apr. 27 Patrick Gaffney, PhD
May 4 Ghalib Bello, PhD
May 11 NO SEMINAR – AAI IN NEW ORLEANS, LA
May 18 Melissa Munroe, MD, PhD
May 25 NO SEMINAR – OMRF HOLIDAY