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Discoveries to Improve Lives

Research

Genomics

Interpreting the body's blueprint

The David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center is applying genomic approaches to understand the causes and mechanisms of inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteolysis, and orthopaedic implant failure. The goal is to use this knowledge to identify personalized and more effective therapeutic approaches that will improve surgical outcomes and lead to cures for disabling musculoskeletal illnesses.

DNA, genomics
The David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center
- Lionel B. Ivashkiv, MD, Director

Genomics, using techniques of gene sequencing and bioinformatics, will allow scientists and physicians to understand fully the complexities of our genetic information and translate this information into treatment of diseases through the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics. The Center is focused on defining and understanding genes associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.