Meet the Investigator: Sahar Lotfi-Emran

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Sahar Lotfi-Emran, MD, PhD

University of Minnesota

Scientist Development Award

Murine Exposure to Natural Infectious Process Generates Robust Antigen and Collagen Induced Arthritis that Requires Resident Memory CD8+ T Cells

Dr. Lotfi-Emran’s project focused on the environmental events and triggers that take a person who is at risk for rheumatoid arthritis and gets them to the point of having joint disease or a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Her project has helped patients understand how their diseases work as well as discovered more opportunities to intervene in the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

“I think it’s very meaningful to people to know how their disease works so they can better manage their disease for themselves.”

To hear more from Dr. Lotfi-Emran, watch the video above.

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