Department of Medicine

Basic and Clinical Science Research


Sandeep Agarwal, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Autoimmune lung and skin fibrosis
  • Fibroblast-macrophage interactions
  • Cadherin biology

Kalpana Bhairavarasu, M.D.

  • Use of Virtual tools for patient  and provider education in autoimmune diseases 
  • Registry of COVID 19 infections in autoimmune disease

David Corry, M.D.

  • Allergic disease pathogenesis
  • Fungi and antifungal immunity
  • MicroRNA-based control of immunity
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Evan Li, M.D.

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Fungal Allergies

Grace Hsiao-Wei Lo, M.D., M.S.

  • Identifying risk factors (including cardiovascular risk factors, genetic risk factors, biomechanical risk factors and exposure to physical activity) for the development and progression of osteoarthritis
  • Understanding the clinical implication of findings on imaging in osteoarthritis
  • Improving outcome measures in osteoarthritis, including clinical and imaging measures
  • Clinical trials in osteoarthritis

Rashmi Maganti, M.D.

  • Primary Sjogren Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-epidemiology and clinical trials

Antony Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Lung inflammation: understanding how let-7 microRNA orchestrates immune cell and epithelial response to lung injury

Sanjiv Sur, M.D.

  • Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of innate and allergic airway inflammation and dissecting mechanisms of associated chronic neurologic inflammation that contributes to Alzheimer's disease
  • Examine how DNA damage, repair, recognition and cross-talk with immune recognition of cytosolic and nuclear DNA together modulate innate immune
  • responses and contribute to pathways that either induce or regulate innate
  • Chronic allergic airway inflammation
  • Chronic brain inflammation

Tiphanie Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Determination of novel genetic causes of autoimmune and immune dysregulatory disorders
  • Investigation of unique biomarkers and therapeutic targets in pediatric autoimmunity
  • Advancement of the understanding of cytokine signals in health and in autoimmune disease

Michael Wu, M.D.

  • Utilizing MSK ultrasound in the Rheumatology clinical practice
  • Optimizing MSK US in fellow and resident training

Li-Yuan Yu-Lee, Ph.D.

  • Cell cycle regulation – mitosis and cytokinesis
  • Cellular dormancy – factors and signaling pathways
  • Cell survival mechanisms
  • Endothelial-to-osteoblast transition in prostate cancer bone metastasis