Name: Drew Keup
Dr. Lotfi-Emran is a physician-scientist trained clinically in Rheumatology with a doctorate in Immunology. She received her MD and PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at University of Minnesota. Dr. Lotfi-Emran believes that understanding immunopathology mechanisms of autoimmune diseases will provide patients with answers as to and how and why they are sick. She is developing a basic science and translational research program examining the intersection of infection and autoimmunity through the lens of tissue resident immune networks. Currently, as a member of Dr. David Masopsust’s lab, she is focused on the interplay between viral infections, establishment of CD8+ T resident memory cells, and inflammatory arthritis.
- Mouse models of inflammatory arthritis
- Natural microbial exposure mouse models CD8+ T cells
- Tissue resident memory cells
Bench research on inflammatory arthritis
Rheumatologic, autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders, including inflammatory arthritis