The NIAMS has longstanding partnerships with other institutes at the NIH where research related to rheumatology is taking place. A joint program in the autoinflammatory disease is run in collaboration with Dan Kastner's group in the with the National Institute of Human Genome Sciences (NHGRI). Collaborations with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) on the pathogenesis and treatment of lupus nephritis have been ongoing for many years, and studies on the pathogenesis of inflammatory muscle disease are ongoing in collaboration with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Storke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Enviromental Health Sciences(NIEHS).
Fellows and advanced trainees are also encouraged to look for faculty mentorship outside the NIAMS as their interests dictate, and there are labs in many other Institutes at the NIH whose research touches on autoimmunity, inflammation and rheumatic disease.
Links to other laboratories of interest are listed below, and prospective fellows also should explore the resources listed in the NIH Research Community page for other possible mentors or co-mentors.
Silvia Bolland, Ph.D., NIAID
Interests: Genetics of autoimmunity and animal models
Steven Holland, M.D., NIAID
Interests: Human immunodeficiencies and autoimmunity
Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D, NCI (Director, NIAMS)
Interests: Pathogenesis of autoimmune skin diseases
Michael Lenardo, M.D., NIAID
Interests: regulation of lymphocyte apoptosis, immune tolerance and autoimmune disease.
Nehal Mehta, M.D., M.S.C.E., F.A.H.A, NHLBI
Interests: Cardiovascular disease in chronic inflammation.
Pam Schwartzberg, M.D, Ph.D., NHGRI
Interests: T lymphocyte signal transduction and pathogenesis of immunodeficiency diseases.
Ethan Shevach, M.D., NIAID
Interests: Regulatory T cells and immune tolerance.
Kristen Tarbell, Ph.D., NIDDK
Interests: Dendritic cells and regulatory T cells in peripheral T cell tolerance.
Neal Young, M.D., NHLBI - Center for Human Immunology
Interests: Immunopathogenesis and treatment of aplastic anemia.