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Research in NIAMS Labs

Updated September 14, 2016

Photo of Dr. John O'Shea.

Dr. John O’Shea to Receive the Milstein Award

Congratulations to Dr. John O’Shea, Scientific Director of the NIAMS Intramural Research Program, who is a recipient of the 2016 Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Cytokine and Interferon Research. The award, which recognizes scientists who have made exceptional contributions to cytokine and interferon research, will be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society.

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Summer Intern Reflects on NIAMS Research Experience

Tiahna Spencer, second year student at UConn School of Medicine, spent her summer conducting research in the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch as part of the NIAMS Summer Internship Program. Ms. Spencer recounts her summer experience in a write-up in UConn Today.

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2016 NIAMS IRP Summer Interns

The NIAMS Summer Internship Program provides outstanding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students contemplating a career in biomedical research or academic medicine. Our 2016 summer interns received mentoring from NIAMS leadership and researchers, attended lectures and symposia, engaged in basic and clinical research, and gained notable experience that will help them pursue their career goals.

Photo of Steven Witte and Tina Krall of the The International Biomedical Research Alliance.

NIAMS Alum Wins Award at OxCam Colloquium

Congratulations to Steven Witte who received the “Innovation Award for Novel Solutions in Biology or Medicine” at the recent OxCam Colloquium. Mr. Witte, an NIH OxCam Scholar, trained in the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch and uncovered how super-enhancers control macrophage cell activation and inflammation. He is currently completing his dissertation work at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Microscope image neutrophils and NET formation.

Neutrophils and NETosis

A recent review article from the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch provides an overview of neutrophils and NETosis, explains how they contribute to autoimmune and kidney diseases, and discusses neutrophils as a potential therapeutic target for these diseases. Read the abstract.