Not “highs and lows;” more so “fasts and slows”
As I finish up the second month of research in the Rheumatology Department here at Mayo Clinic, I’ve come to get accustomed to the feeling and pattern of lab life. Coming into this research experience, I was not at all aware of what to expect in terms of work load, and every day I’d leave the lab with a different emotion.
I found myself antsy after days where I would simply be conducting literature searches and lab prep, and I also ...Continue Reading →
The patient behind the test tube: the true beauty of translational research
Hello everyone! My name is Anu Muppirala and I was given the wonderful opportunity to conduct lupus research at Mayo Clinic in the Rheumatology Department alongside Dr. Uma Thanarajasingam, M.D., Ph.D. She has been an absolute joy to work with so far, and I look forward to gaining a better understanding of lupus as I assist her in the fascinating research questions she is pursuing.
To provide a bit of background, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by ...Continue Reading →
Introducing the project
Hi, everyone! I’m Emily Fellows, a Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Summer Fellow working in Dr. Timothy Niewold’s lab at the Mayo Clinic. First, I would like to thank the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota for providing me this amazing opportunity to not only learn more about systemic lupus erythematosus, but to contribute to the ongoing research efforts directed towards developing a better understanding of lupus, its treatments, and various diagnostic methods.
Dr. Niewold’s lab studies the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases, ...Continue Reading →
Settling into the lab
Hello! My name is Blair Stewig and I am fortunate to be conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Niewold and Dr. Theresa Wampler Muskardin at the Mayo Clinic this summer. As a Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Summer Fellow, I not only have the opportunity to learn a great deal in lab, but also a chance to experience what it is like to work on a project that could potentially improve the diagnosis and treatment of a disease. ...Continue Reading →
Lifetime Risk of Adult-Onset Autoimmune Diseases
There is a recent (within the past year) article from Mayo Clinic that I’ve attached here, that I think addresses some questions about the incidence of lupus in Minnesota. It is focused on the overall lifetime risk for development of autoimmune diseases, including SLE.
“The Lifetime Risk of Adult-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases”
Article published in:
Continue Reading →
Arthritis & Rheumatism
Vol. 63, No. 3