J. Michelle Kahlenberg Lab

Our Research

Our group works to understand how patients with autoimmunity go from being stable to being very sick. We use many models to determine how triggers like skin bacteria or ultraviolet light can stimulate the immune system to go into over-drive and cause damage.

Research Areas

  • The effects of ultraviolet light on lupus skin
  • Triggers for flares in lupus patients and lupus-prone mice
  • Effects of microbiome on skin inflammation in lupus patients
  • Bioinformatic approaches to uncovering novel biomarkers and therapies for lupus patients
  • Comparisons of cutaneous lupus to other skin diseases
U-M Division of Rheumatology, Dr. Michelle Kahlenberg

Giles G. Bole, MD and Dorothy Mulkey, MD Research Professor
of Rheumatology

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Taubman Institute
Parfet Emerging Scholar

Phone: 734-647-1370

Email: mkahlenb@med.umich.edu

Other Affiliations

Contact the Lab

Tammi Reed
Michigan Medicine
1150 W. Medical Center Drive
5568 MSRB 2
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-764-2535
tamrar@med.umich.edu