OMRF scientist Christopher Lessard received a five-year grant to identify genes associated with Sjögren’s syndrome.
OMRF is recruiting those who have or who think they may have Sjögren’s syndrome to participate in new research studies and a clinical trial.
The findings will allow for more targeted treatment approaches.
The National Institutes of Health awarded the grants, which will fund research on autoimmune diseases and human exposure to anthrax.
Common symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome include severe dry eyes and dry mouth, as well as fatigue, arthritis and memory problems.