Dr. Fatemeh Navid received her doctoral degree at the University of Hamburg in Germany. She has received numerous awards, including the Phora Photo Dermatology Award (2009), the European Society of Dermatological Research Travel Grant (2010), and the Spartan Fellow Award (2015).

Research Statement

We are studying endoplasmic reticulum (ER) quality control pathways that regulate the degradation of misfolded forms of HLA-B27, including autophagy and ERAD, and the role of ER stress in the pathogenesis of experimental spondyloarthritis.

Scientific Publications

Causes and consequences of endoplasmic reticulum stress in rheumatic disease.

Navid F, Colbert RA
Nature reviews. Rheumatology.
2017 Jan;
doi: 10.1038/nrrheum.2016.192
PMID: 27904144

Generation and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells reveal ankylosing spondylitis risk gene expression in bone progenitors.

Layh-Schmitt G, Lu S, Navid F, Brooks SR, Lazowick E, Davis KM, Montagna C, Gadina M, Colbert RA
Clinical rheumatology.
2017 Jan;
doi: 10.1007/s10067-016-3469-5
PMID: 27864696

The Aryl hydrocarbon receptor is involved in UVR-induced immunosuppression.

Navid F, Bruhs A, Schuller W, Fritsche E, Krutmann J, Schwarz T, Schwarz A
The Journal of investigative dermatology.
2013 Dec;
doi: 10.1038/jid.2013.221
PMID: 23652795

Induction of regulatory T cells by a murine β-defensin.

Navid F, Boniotto M, Walker C, Ahrens K, Proksch E, Sparwasser T, Müller W, Schwarz T, Schwarz A
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950).
2012 Jan 15;
doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1100452
PMID: 22174455

In vivo reprogramming of UV radiation-induced regulatory T-cell migration to inhibit the elicitation of contact hypersensitivity.

Schwarz A, Navid F, Sparwasser T, Clausen BE, Schwarz T
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology.
2011 Oct;
doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.06.005
PMID: 21762977

UV-B radiation induces the expression of antimicrobial peptides in human keratinocytes in vitro and in vivo.

Gläser R, Navid F, Schuller W, Jantschitsch C, Harder J, Schröder JM, Schwarz A, Schwarz T
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology.
2009 May;
doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.01.043
PMID: 19342087


University of Hamburg/Germany

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