Our lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of and develops therapies to treat autoimmune and rheumatic diseases, with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, and osteoarthritis.
The overriding objectives of our laboratory are:
- To elucidate the mechanisms underlying autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.
- To investigate the role of innate immune inflammation in osteoarthritis.
- To develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics for autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.
We perform translational research, with the goal of rapidly converting discoveries made at the bench into practical patient care tools and therapies.
We are part of the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, the Program in Immunology, and the Institute for Immunity Transplantation and Infection (ITI), at Stanford University School of Medicine. We are also part of the Palo Alto VA Health Care System.