Full Schedule - Southern California RheumTalk Seminar Series

​Institution​Talk Title


​Gerlinde Wernig, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology

​Stanford University

​Targeting CD47 to Halt and Reverse Fibrosis


​Gregg Silverman, Professor, Dept of Medicine, Dept of Pathology

New York University

The Microbiome and Autoimmunity: Lessons from Rheumatic Fever


​Laurence Morel, Professor and Department Chair, Dept of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics

University of Texas Health San AntonioMetabolic and Microbial Regulation of Lupus


​Richard Loeser, Professor, Dept. of Medicine

University of North Carolina ​

The Role of Aging and Cell Senescence in the Development of Osteoarthritis

3/9/23Elizabeth Volkmann, Associate Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine
​University of California, Los Angeles
​Personalized Medicine in Systemic Sclerosis-Interstitial Lung Disease: Integrating Clinical and Biological Data to Predict Clinical Phenotypes
3/23/23Dwight Kono,  Professor, Immunology and Microbiology
Scripps Research
Modulation of B cells and lupus with a controllable CAR T cell system
​4/13/23Daniel Mueller, Professor, Director of Rheumatic and Autoimmunity Diseases Division, Dept Medicine
University of Minnesota
The life and death of tolerant T cells: Competing roles for BATF and BIM in anergy induction and maintenance
5/11/23​Roberto Caricchio, Professor, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Dept of Medicine
​University of Massachusetts
Infectious triggers of SLE
5/25/23Dana Ascherman, Professor, Depts of Medicine, Dept of Immunology
University of Pittsburgh
Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy and the Anti-Synthetase Syndrome
6/8/23Johannes Nowatzky, Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine New York University
Mapping the immune landscape of Behçet’s disease
​6/22/23Stuart Silverman, Professor, Dept of Medicine

Mihaela Taylor, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Rheumatology and Arthritis
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

University of California, Los Angeles
Fibromyalgia as part of central sensitization syndrome, new insights pathogenesis and potential treatment options