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Research in NIAMS Labs

Updated September 29, 2014

Photo of Dr. John O'Shea, NIAMS Scientific Director

Welcome to NIAMS Labs from Dr. John O'Shea, NIAMS Scientific Director

As you will see, our program comprises scientists, physicians, nurses, trainees and administrators who work together to solve basic scientific problems and devise new treatments for arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases.

Photos of Drs. Laurence, Kanno and O'Shea.

Three NIAMS Researchers Named "Most Influential"

Drs. John O’Shea, Yuka Kanno and Arian Laurence have been included by Thomson Reuters in The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 report, in immunology, joining the ranks of researchers who are "publishing work that their peers recognize as vital to the advancement of their science" and "on the cutting edge of their fields."


Schematic of the increased neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation in SLE

The Kaplan Lab Shows an Additional Proatherogenic Mechanism in SLE

This work identifies neutrophils as important inducers of lipoprotein oxidation, suggesting an additional mechanism for premature vascular disease in autoimmune disorders.


The Drake Medal

Dr. O'Shea Receives the Drake Medal

Dr. O'Shea, NIAMS scientific director, has been awarded the 2014 Drake Medal from the University of Cincinnati for outstanding and unique contributions to medical education, scholarship and research.

HLAB51 Bechet's Disease associated amino acids residues

Dr. Ombrello Shows that Seven Amino Acids in MHC Class I are Associated with Risk to Behcet's Disease

Together with NHGRI researchers, Dr. Ombrello identified Bechet's disease-specific residues in HLAB51 that are implicated in antigen binding and in regulation of cell-mediated cytotoxicity.