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Rheumatology Translational Research Laboratory Biorepository

The Rheumatology Translational Research Laboratory Biorepository was created to support translational research geared towards understanding the pathophysiology of rheumatic, connective tissue and autoimmune diseases in order to speed the discovery and implementation of new treatments. The study will use standardized protocols for collection, transport and storage of of samples from patients. Serum, plasma, DNA, skin biopsies, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and other tissues are collected and banked. Associated clinical data is also obtained and stored in secure, web-based disease specific REDCap databases to provide a vital research resource. The goal of the biorespository is to create a ready tissue bank whereby interested investigators may apply for access to sample and clinical data for broad use in sound biomedical research. Identifier: NCT04402086

Yale Rheumatology Leadership

Yale Rheumatology Co-Investigators

Yuliya Afinogenova, MD

Clinical Fellow

Linda Bockenstedt, MD

Harold W. Jockers, Professor of Medicine; Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs

Miruna Carnaru, MD

Clinical Fellow

Yu Pei Eugenia Chock, MD, MPH


Abhijeet Danve, MBBS, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor

Mei Xue Dong, MD PhD

Assistant Professor

Evelyn Hsieh Donroe, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor; Chief of Rheumatology, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Betty Hsiao, MD

Assistant Professor

Insoo Kang, MD

Associate Professor

Lisa Korn, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow

Fotios Koumpouras, MD

Assistant Professor

Ian Odell, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Abhinav Seth, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Lisa Suter, MD

Associate Professor

Andrew Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Rheumatology Project Contact

Shannon Teaw