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Skin Molecules Promote Cutaneous Lupus

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Jillian Richmond

Patients with cutaneous lupus develop rashes because immune cells move into the skin and cause inflammation. With a Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grant from the Lupus Research Alliance, Dr. Jillian Richmond of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and colleagues found what lures the immune cells into the skin of people with cutaneous lupus. Dr. Richmond presented their results at FOCiS 2019, the 19th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies in Boston. Her poster received a “Poster of Merit” red ribbon, which means it was ranked in the 10th percent of most important presentations at FOCiS.

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