Conférence Professor George C. TSOKOS, Boston PDF Imprimer Envoyer
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Conférence Professor George C. TSOKOS, Boston

Control (Lack) of Cytokine Production in Lupus Nephritis

Professor of Medicine at
Harvard Medical School,
Chief of the Rheumatology Division
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Lundi 4 juin 2012
12h45/13h45

Amphi 3 - Faculté de Médecine, 22 av. Camille Desmoulins - Brest

George C. Tsokos is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Rheumatology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He graduated from the University of Athens School of Medicine in 1975 and obtained a DSc in Biostatistics at the same University in 1977. He trained in internal medicine at the Universities of Athens and Georgetown and the VA medical center in Washington DC and In Rheumatology and Immunology at the National Institutes of Health. During the last 3 years he directs the Division of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he has developed a Lupus Center and an Interdisciplinary Lupus Clinic. He directs a T32 sponsored by NIAID on Systemic Autoimmunity.

His research has focused on the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His laboratory has opened and led the field of molecular abnormalities on immune cells in patients with SLE. Prof. Tsokos has led the field of deciphering the molecular aberrations that characterize SLE T cells and has identified several that can be used as disease markers.

He has led or participated in several Federal and Foundation study sections and currently he is the Chair of Hypersensitivity, Autoimmunity and Immune Mediated Diseases Study Section, CSR, NIH until 2011 and Chair of the Alliance for Lupus Research Study Section. Prof. Tsokos has received a significant number of awards and he has been elected member of the American Association of Physicians, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and Master of the American College of Physicians. He has held more than 50 editorial positions, including editor of Clinical Immunology, Autoimmunity, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Immunology and Frontiers in B Cell Biology.

 
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