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
“Characterization of a new IRF5 Functional Mechanism”
Mar. 16  Dustin Fife
“Investigating the Relationship Between Cytokines and IFIH1″
Mar. 23 Kathy Sivils, PhD
“Pathogenic genes, pathways and cells in Sjögren’s Syndrome”
Mar. 30  Rufei Lu
“Effects of Heritable and Non-heritable Factors on Pathogenesis and Predictive Potentials of Biomarkers on the Onset and Course of Disease
Apr. 6  Susan Kovats, PhD
“Innate immune responses of human blood and skin dendritic cells to West Nile Virus infection
Apr. 13 Joel Guthridge, PhD
“Translational Approaches for Functional Studies Using Resources from the OSCTR and RDRCC Cores
Apr. 20 David C. Kern, MD; George Lynn Cross Research Professor, Regents’ Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology and the Heart Rhythm Institute, OUHSC
“Atrial Fibrillation: A new autoimmune entity?!
Apr. 27 Patrick Gaffney, PhD
“Vignettes in Genomics”
May 4 Agnieshka Agasing; Bob Axtell, PhD
“Biomarker and Mechanistic Studies of Treatment Response in MS Patients”
May 11 NO SEMINAR – AAI IN NEW ORLEANS, LA
May 18 Melissa Munroe, MD, PhD
“Altered Balance Between Inflammatory and Regulatory Immune Mediators in SLE Pathogenesis
May 25 NO SEMINAR – OMRF HOLIDAY