Faculty Research Interests
Nilamadhab Mishra, MD
Dr Mishra’s research interests include epigenetics, chromatin remodeling, transcriptional regulation, gene expression and identifying therapeutic targets by proteomics in lupus
Richard Loeser, MD
Dr. Loeser’s research interests include the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate cartilage destruction in osteoarthritis and the role of aging. His clinical interests lie in the genetics of osteoarthritis; exercise and weight loss interventions for osteoarthritis.
Kenneth S. O'Rourke, MD
Myopathies, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Geriatric Rheumatology
Dr. O'Rourke's clinical interests are in general rheumatology as well as in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and myopathies. During his fellowship he obtained expertise in various interventional skills including arthroscopy, needle muscle biopsy, minor salivary gland biopsy, and tidal joint irrigation. His research interests include the development of arthroscopy as a clinical and research tool for the rheumatologist, the development of protocols for the treatment of severe knee disease in inflammatory arthritides and the role of needle biopsy in the evaluation of inflammatory myopathies, and the development of combined fellowship training programs in rheumatology and geriatrics.
Peter A Valen, MD
Myopathies, Rheumatoid Arthritis