OMRF scientist Patrick Gaffney has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant to investigate the underlying mechanisms that lead to lupus onset.
New research from OMRF is taking physicians closer to personalized treatment solutions for patients suffering from lupus.
The federal grants will support the work of two OMRF scientists who are investigating different aspects of autoimmune disease: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., and Joan Merrill, M.D.
OMRF researchers found mutations in PDGF receptor beta can trigger two rare diseases.
James has served NIAMS in several capacities over the years.
Olson is looking at why people form scar tissue instead of regenerating.