Immunotherapy: Open Access

Immunotherapy: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2471-9552

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Alvin F. Wells

Alvin F. Wells

Alvin F. Wells
Director, Rheumatologist
Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center , USA

Biography

Dr. Wells is currently a practicing rheumatologist at the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, where he serves as the Director. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also maintains his clinical affiliation with Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Prior to returning to private practice, Dr. Wells was an Associate Medical Director at Abbott Laboratories where he played a central role in the launch of HUMIRA.
Dr. Wells received his MD from the University of South Florida, Tampa and trained in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology at Duke University, where he was a faculty member before joining Abbott. He received his PhD in Immunology from the University of South Carolina, where he developed an animal model for Reiter’s Syndrome. He was a recipient of the prestigious Fogarty Biomedical Research Award from the National Institutes of Health, which allowed him to undertake a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Uppsala University, Sweden, with Dr. Lars Klareskog.

Research Interest

Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and the rejection of renal transplants
Connective tissue components
Inflammatory mediators
Cytokines

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