Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Online, CA
United States

12:30 - 2 p.m. Pacific time

Join UCSF Emeriti Faculty Association (UCSF EFA) for an online talk by guest speaker, Dr. Lindsey Criswell. The focus of the lecture will be on genetics and epigenetics as tools for elucidating SLE heterogeneity and pathogenesis.

Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc, is vice chancellor for research and the Jean S. Engleman Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology in the UCSF Department of Medicine, as well as a professor in the Department of Orofacial Sciences in the UCSF School of Dentistry.

A renowned researcher in human autoimmune disease, Dr. Criswell’s investigations focus on the genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. She has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and her efforts have contributed to the identification of more than 30 genes linked to these and other autoimmune disorders.

Dr. Criswell recently was selected as the next director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), one of 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She will assume the role mid-February of 2021.

Dr. Criswell earned her medical degree at UCSF, her MPH from UC Berkeley, and her DSc in genetic epidemiology at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences. She joined the UCSF Division of Rheumatology faculty in 1992.

This presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A.