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Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9899

David Isenberg

David Isenberg

 Centre for Rheumatology, Department of Medicine University College London, UK

Biography
 Professor Isenberg graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1973. He trained in General Medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Gastroenterology becoming a Research Fellow at UCL/the Middlesex Hospital in 1979.  Awarded an MD Thesis (in 1984), based on studies of myositis. During a year of research at Tufts University, Boston, he became interested in autoantibody structure/function and origin.  Appointed Consultant Rheumatologist in November 1984 becoming a professor in 1991 and was given the Arthritis Research UK’s Diamond Jubilee chair of Rheumatology at UCL London in 1996.  Has been elected to Fellowships of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Medical Sciences.  His specialist involvement is in autoimmune rheumatic diseases, notably systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, myositis and the anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome.
Research Interest

 Disease Activity and Damage Assessments in the Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases, notably Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, myositis, vasculitis and the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.  Long-term clinical evaluation of patients with these diseases and undertaking clinical trials, mostly using the new biologic agents.

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