Currently Funded Scientists

Alphabetized by last name of the principal investigator.

Hongsik Cho

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
A Novel Method of Detecting and Treating in Early PTOA Using Smart Nanosome
1/1/2016 – 7/31/2019

Bruce Neil Cronstein

New York University School of Medicine 
New York, NY
The Role of Adenosine Receptors in Osteoarthritis 
5/1/2014 – 4/30/2019

Edward Doherty

Yale University
New Haven, CT
MIF/CD74 signaling as a new candidate target for immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis
6/1/2017 - 5/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $373,804

Farshid Guilak

Washington University 
St Louis, MO
Engineering new biological therapies for arthritis 
5/1/2014 – 1/31/2020

James Jarvis

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Interplay Between Genetics and Epigenetics in Polyarticular JIA
1/1/2017-11/30/2019
Total Award Amount: $730,998

Caroline Jefferies

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, NY
Inflammatory neutrophils in lupus lung disease - a novel cellular target 
4/1/2017-3/31/2020
Total Award Amount: $489,555

Martin Kriegel

Yale University
New Haven, CT
Commensal Prokaryotic Ro60 Orthologs as Causal Triggers for Lupus
1/1/2016 –6/30/2019

Richard Loeser

University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, NC
The Role of the Microbiome in Metabolic Osteoarthritis
1/1/2017-12/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $499,766

James Martin

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Engineering Endogenous Cartilage Repair
1/1/2016 –4/31/2019

Nora Singer

MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Cell-based therapy in systemic onset JIA (sJIA) refractory to conventional “c” and biological “b” DMARDs
1/1/2017-12/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $950,000

Michael Stein

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Extracellular small RNAs in rheumatoid arthritis -Delivering on Discovery
5/1/2016 – 4/30/2021

Hui Sun

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bronx, NY
A novel formulation for OA prevention and treatment
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2019

Levi Watkin (lead investigator formerly Jordan Orange)  

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Targeting of Cellular Stress Points and Immune Priming to Relive Symptoms Associated with COPA Syndrome 
1/1/2017-12/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $405,000

Markus Wimmer

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Augmented Feedback Using Pressure Detecting Insoles to Reduce Knee Loading
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2019