TRI Auditorium

Mucosal Origins of Autoimmunity in Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Dr. Kristen Demoruelle is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado, USA. Her research focuses on understanding the earliest steps of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) development, specifically the development of antibodies to citrullinated protein antigens (ACPA) prior to the onset of joint disease during the ‘preclinical’ period of RA. Her research investigates the central hypothesis that autoimmunity in RA is initially generated at a mucosal site, such as the lung or female genital tract, and related to interactions with specific environmental factors such as microbiota or neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation.

Date: Friday 12 April

Time: 10am-11am

Location: TRI Auditorium 

For more information about Dr Demoruelle please see here.