The Kahlenberg Lab found that 50% of skin rashes in patients with lupus contained an abnormally high presence of staph. Read more.
Half of Lupus Rashes Harbor High Levels of Bacteria Responsible for Infections
Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grants Awarded
J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD is awarded a Lupus Research Alliance grant to study changes that occur in the skin when patients with lupus are exposed to ultraviolet light. Read more.
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg receives the PECASE, the nation’s highest honor bestowed to early career researchers. Read more.
Exploring New Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases
A new grant will allow Michigan Medicine researchers to explore personalized approaches to treating autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Read more.
Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often Than Men
Researchers cause a lupus-like disease in mice by amplifying the amount of a single “master regulator” factor - suggesting both a root cause for known differences between the sexes and a target for new treatments. Read more.
Skin’s Immune ‘Alarm’ May Explain Light-Induced Rashes in Lupus Patients
U-M researchers are studying an overabundant signaling protein tied to UV light sensitivity in patients with lupus. Read more.
Lupus Scientist Receives Prestigious Award; Young Investigator Also Recognized for Contributions
Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg receives the Lupus Foundation of America Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize. Read more.