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
Total Award Amount: $730,998

Caroline Jefferies

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, NY
Inflammatory neutrophils in lupus lung disease - a novel cellular target 
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
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
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 
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