New Investigators Supported

The following talented scientists received grants to support and encourage new lupus investigators, and for ongoing lupus research.


2000–TODAY | 1990–1999 | 1977–1989

2000–TODAY

Fellowships

Ramalingam Bethunaickan, PhD
Columbia University
Mechanisms of remission of SLE nephritis 

Qinzhong Chen, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Novel signaling pathways in humoral autoimmunity 

Joel Cohen-Solal, PhD
Columbia University
Estrogen and lupus susceptibility: biomarkers and genetics

Gero von Gersdorff, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The Role of B7-1 in Podocytes in the Pathogenesis of Lupus Nephritis

Josephine Isgro, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
The Def6-ROCK2-IRF-4 axis: a novel target for therapeutic intervention in SLE?

Peter Izmirly, MD
NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases
Role of the endothelium in lupus nephritis and vasculopathy

Philip Kahn, MD
Columbia University
Treatment of anti-phospholipid syndrome with BAFF blockade 

George Kalliolias, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Regulation of the Interferon-TNF Axis at the Signal Transduction Level

Sun Jung Kim, PhD
Columbia University
Modulation of immature B cell development in FcRγ chain deleted mice

Carolina Llanos, MD, PhD
NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases
Impaired clearance of apoptotic cardiocytes and pathogenesis of congenital heart block:  link to anti-SSA/Ro-SSB/La antibodies

Victor Martin, MD
Department of Rheumatology
Hospital for Joint Diseases
Nitric Oxide inhibits T cell function via protein nitration 

Bradley Messmer, PhD
Department of Medicine
North Shore University Hospital
Definition and Characterization of anti-DNA Autoantibody Subsets Relevant to SLE using Peptide Ligands

Kevin Nickerson, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
Opposing roles of TLR7 and TLR9 in SLE

Mikhail Olferiev, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Altered Fc gamma receptor-dependent effector mechanisms in lupus mediated by Th1/Th2 deviation

Xiaoping Qing, MD, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Long-term expression of antiphospholipid antibodies by adeno-associated virus mediated gene transfer:  a new mouse model of antiphospholipid syndrome that resembles human disease

Meera Ramanujam, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The effect of costimulatory blockade on naive and antigen-induced B cells

Antigoni Triantafyllopoulou, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Inflammatory regulation of lupus nephritis

Min Yang, MD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
BAFF-induced p52 NF-kB signaling pathway as a therapeutic target in lupus 

Zeguo Zhao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The role of TWEAK-Fn14 interactions in the pathogenesis of SLE

Career Development Awards

Andrea Cerutti, MD
Dept of Pathology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Role of CD30:CD153 interaction in immunoglobulin class switching and autoantibody production in SLE

Giovanni Franchin, MD, PhD
Columbia University
Therapeutics in lupus: blocking CD40-CD40L with peptides

Guillermina Girardi, PhD
Assistant Scientist, Research Division
Hospital for Special Surgery
Complement inhibition and anticoagulation prevent anti-phospholipid antibody-induced pregnancy loss and thrombosis:  are these approaches different?

Venkatesh Jeganathan, PhD
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Antigen-specific therapies in SLE

Ingrid Mecklenbrauker, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
The Rockefeller University
The role of protein kinase C delta in BAFF-mediated signaling in B cells

Meera Ramanujam, PhD
Columbia University
Towards a better understanding of BAFF blockade using lupus-prone mice

Kaoru Saijo. MD, PhD
Rockefeller University
The role of Src-family kinases in CD40-mediated inhibition signal of terminal differentiation of mature B cells

Jun Yan, MD, PhD
University of Louisville
Lymphocyte Activation and Tolerance in Autoantibody Transgenic Mice

Research Grants

Charles C. Chu, PhD
Department of Medicine
North Shore University Hospital
Fig 1 Protein in Autoimmune Disease 

Robert M. Clancy, PhD
Hospital for Joint Diseases
Detection of circulating endothelial cells in SLE 

Joseph Craft, MD
Department of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Analysis of Central T Cell Tolerance in Lupus 

Keith B. Elkon, MD
University of Washington
PTEN/Akt Regulation of Systemic Autoimmunity 

Dipyaman Ganguly, PhD
Columbia University
A Novel Genetic Regulator of Lupus Pathogenesis

Ann Haberman, PhD
Yale University
How germinal centers select high affinity B cells: determination of cellular interactions and migratory behavior via intravital microscopy 

Joan T. Merrill, MD
Department of Medicine
St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center
Pathologic Epitopes of Apolipoprotein A1 
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Significance of Polymorphisms in Target Antigens of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Elena Peeva, MD, MSc
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Mechanism by which lupus-susceptibility loci SLE 3/5 confer responsiveness to prolactin

Jane Salmon, MD
Division of Rheumatic Diseases
Hospital for Special Surgery
The role complement activation as a contributor to anti-phospholipid antibody-induced pregnancy loss and thrombosis

Adrian T. Ting, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Role of BAFF-R/BR3 in Regulating Proliferation and Apoptosis in B Cells

Yi Yan, PhD
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Editing in antigen-activated B cells

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1990–1999

Fellowships

Alan R. Alberts, MD
North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University

Anca Dinu Askanase, MD
Hospital for Joint Diseases

Gina DelGiudice-Asch, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Andrey Iliev, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kyriakos Kirou, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Rita Jain, MD
North Shore University Hospital/Cornell

M. Carmen Montesinos
New York University Medical Center

Elena Peeva, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Agueda Rostagno, PhD
New York University Medical Center

Leah Ann Schachter, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University

Ulrich Thienel, MD
Columbia University

Career Development Awards

Sofia Andjelic, MD
Sloan Kettering Institute

Dalit Ashany, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Silvia Bolland, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Charles C. Chu, PhD
North Shore University Hospital

Jeffrey C. Edberg, PhD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Arunan Kaliyaperumal, PhD
Northwestern Univ. Medical School

Audrey Manheimer-Lory, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

M. Eugenia Miranda-Carus, MD
Hospital for Joint Diseases

Luminita Pricop, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Elizabeth Reap, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Linda Spatz, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Akshay Vaishnaw, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Research Grants

Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Vincent Bonagura, MD
Schneider Childrens' Hospital/LlJ

Jill P. Buyon, MD
Hospital for Joint Diseases

Paolo Casali, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Ming-der Chang, PhD
North Shore University Hospital

Robert Clancy, PhD
Hospital for Joint Diseases

Bruce Cronstein, MD
New York University Medical Center

Mary K. Crow, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University

Anne Davidson, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Betty Diamond, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Keith Elkon, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Howard Fillit, MD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Peter K. Gregersen, MD
North Shore University Hospital

Veneta Hanson, MD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Andrey Iliev, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lionel B. Ivashkiv, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Lloyd Klickstein, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Audrey Manheimer-Lory, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Joan T. Menill, MD
St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center

Patncia K. A. Mongini, PhD
Hospital for Joint Diseases

Andrew Porges, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Luminita Pricop, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Chaim Putterman, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Westley H. Reeves, MD
The Rockefeller University

Allison Reiss, MD
New York University Medical Center

Brad H. Rovin, MD
The Ohio State University

Jane E. Salmon, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Linda Spatz, PhD
CUNY Medical College

Boaz Tadmor, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Stephen Tomlinson, PhD
New York University School of Medicine  

Doris B. Tse, PhD
North Shore University Hospital/Cornell

Gary W. Zieve, PhD
SUNY - Stony Brook

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1977–1989

Fellowships

Cynthia Aranow, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Eloisa S.D.O. Bonfa, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Gregory Conner, MD, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Lucile Prusis Frank, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Stewart G. Greisman, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Juan Jover, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Noreen Helen Linn, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Steven Magid, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Mark R. Philips, MD
New York University Medical Center

Jane E. Salmon, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Kathryn Lea Sewell, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Andrew Solomon, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Zev Sthoeger, MD
The Rockefeller University

Joanne Valeriano-Marcet, MD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mariko Wakai
North Shore University Hospital

Research Grants

Steven Abramson, MD
New York University Medical Center

Carole L. Berger, PhD
Columbia University College of P & S

Alfred Jay Bollet, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Vincent Bonagura, MD
Schneider Childrens' Hospital/LlJ

Richard P. Brown, MD
NY State Psychiatric Inst.- Columbia P&S

Ron Carr, MD, PhD
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Steven E. Carsons, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Prem C. Chatpar, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Bruce N. Cronstein, MD
New York University Medical Center

Anne Davidson, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Betty A. Diamond, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Robin J. Dibner, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Keith B. Elkon, MRCP
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Thomas M. Fasy, MD, PhD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mark Feldman, MD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Azudin E.Gharavi, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Ellen Ginzler, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Arthur Grayzel, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Barry L. Gruber, MD
SUNY - Stony Brook

Maurice E. Hamilton, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Norman Ilowite, MD
Schneider Childrens' Hospital/LlJ

Marc Jacobson, MD
Schneider Childrens' Hospital/LlJ

Sara Jane Johnson, MD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Lee D. Kaufman, MD
SUNY - Stony Brook

Azad K. Kaushik, MD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Harold D. Keiser, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Leslie D. Kerr, MD
The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Robert P. Kimberly, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Robert G. Lahita, MD
The Rockefeller University

Victor J.W. Lawrence, MD
New York University Medical Center

Michael D. Lockshin, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Alice Jane L. Markenson, MD
Cornell University Medical College

Joseph A. Markenson, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

J. Steven McDougal, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

M. Edward Medof, MD, PhD
New York University Medical Center

Donald S. Miller, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Marc Monestier, MD
Center Molecular Medicine & Immunology

Jane H. Morse, MD
Columbia University College of P & S

Mandakolathur R. Murali, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

H. Daniel Perez, MD
New York University Medical Center

Mark R. Philips, MD
New York University Medical Center

Paul Philips, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Anna Plichta, MD
SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Westley H. Reeves, MD
The Rockefeller University

Marcus M. Reidenberg, MD
Cornell University Medical College

Christopher Ritchlin, MD
New York University Medical Center

Jane E. Salmon, MD
The Hospital for Special Surgery

Nicole Schupf, PhD
Manhattanville College

Linda Anne Shookster, MD
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orth. Institute

Charles R. Steinman, MD
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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