Leadership Team

The Scientist Training in Rheumatology Research leadership team includes Program Director, Dr. Jason Knight, and Associate Directors, Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg and Dr. Dinesh Khanna, and is supported by an internal and external advisory committee.

Program Director

Jason Knight, MD, PhD

Jason S. Knight, MD, PhD

Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Antiphospholipid Syndrome Program
Associate Director, Lupus Program

Knight Lab Site

 

Associate Program Directors

 
J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD

Giles G. Bole MD and Dorothy Mulkey MD Research Professor of Rheumatology
Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Dermatology
Associate Chief for Basic and Translational Research, Division of Rheumatology
Associate Director, Lupus Program

Kahlenberg Lab Site

 

 
 
 
Dinesh Khanna, MD, MSc

Dinesh Khanna, MD, MSc

Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Rheumatology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Scleroderma Program

 

Internal Advisory Committee

David Fox, MD
Frederick G. L. Huetwell and William D. Robinson, MD Professor of Rheumatology
Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School

Mariana Kaplan, MD
Chief, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Systemic Autoimmunity Branch
Adjunct Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Mary O’Riordan, PhD
Frederick C. Neidhardt Collegiate Professor
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

John Varga, MD
Frederick G. L. Huetwell Research Professor of Rheumatology
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Dermatology

External Advisory Committee

Michael B. Brenner, MD
Theodore B. Bayles Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Leslie J. Crofford, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Director, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology, Vanderbilt University

V. Michael Holers, MD
Scoville Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Rheumatology, University of Colorado

Judith A. James, MD, PhD
Member and Program Chair, Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Research Program
Lou C. Kerr Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center