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Dr. Betty P Tsao

SmartState and Richard M. Silver Endowed Chair

Inflammation and Fibrosis Research

  • Identify genetic risk loci predisposing to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Localize causal risk variants and study their functional consequences leading to SLE manifestations
  • Study how to apply lessons learned from genetic studies of SLE in personal medicine
  • Founding member of International SLE genetic consortium
  • Member of the Medical/Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
  • Author of more than 130 peer-reviewed research papers and 30 book chapters/reviews.
  • Currently funded by multiple NIH R01s and Awards from Foundations

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