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Timothy Niewold

Timothy Niewold, MD

Judith and Stewart Colton Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Professor, Department of Pathology

genetics, interferon, lupus, immunology

I am a physician-scientist working as a human geneticist and translational researcher, bridging the traditional gap between the basic and clinical sciences. Work in my lab is focused on identifying and understanding the pathogenic factors in human autoimmune disease, and the ways in which underlying genetic risk factors impact immune responses to result in disease. We are recognized for important contributions to the genetic basis of systemic lupus erythematosus and the role of type I interferon in the pathogenesis of this disease. We also have active projects underway in other autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and myositis, and our work spans both murine models and human samples.

At NYU Langone, I direct the Colton Center for Autoimmunity, a translational research center dedicated to identifying causal factors and new treatment targets in autoimmune disease. Work in the Colton Center spans a large number of autoimmune diseases and pathways, and our regular meetings bring together a robust group of multidisciplinary translational scientists who interact across the traditional silos of the academic medical center.

Director Colton Center for Autoimmunity

MD from University of Illinois

Fernandez-Ruiz, Ruth; Niewold, Timothy

Systemic lupus erythematosus : basic, applied and clinical aspects. London : Academic press, 2020. 2nd ed. p.171-178. (4581812)

Fernandez-Ruiz, Ruth; Paredes, Jacqueline; Niewold, Timothy B

Translational research. 2020 Dec 19;

Postal, Mariana; Vivaldo, Jessica F; Fernandez-Ruiz, Ruth; Paredes, Jacqueline L; Appenzeller, Simone; Niewold, Timothy B

Current opinion in immunology. 2020 Nov 24; 67:87-94

Paredes, Jacqueline L; Niewold, Timothy B

Expert opinion on investigational drugs. 2020 Sep 01; 1-17

Paim-Marques, Luciana B; Cavalcante, Amanda; Castro, Catherine; Muskardin, Theresa L Wampler; de Oliveira, João Bosco; Niewold, Timothy B; Appenzeller, Simone

Rheumatology international. 2020 Aug 19;

Sinicato, Nailú Angélica; de Oliveira, Luciana; Lapa, Aline Tamires; Postal, Mariana; de Oliveira Peliçari, Karina; Costallat, Lilian T L; Marini, Roberto; Gil-da-Silva-Lopes, Vera Lúcia; Niewold, Timothy B; Appenzeller, Simone

Arthritis care & research (2010). 2020 Aug; 72(8):1147-1151

Eng, Simon W M; Olazagasti, Jeannette M; Goldenberg, Anna; Crowson, Cynthia S; Oddis, Chester V; Niewold, Timothy B; Yeung, Rae S M; Reed, Ann M

ACR open rheumatology. 2020 Mar; 2(3):158-166

Bender, Andrew T; Tzvetkov, Evgeni; Pereira, Albertina; Wu, Yin; Kasar, Siddha; Przetak, Melinda M; Vlach, Jaromir; Niewold, Timothy B; Jensen, Mark A; Okitsu, Shinji L

ImmunoHorizons. 2020 Feb 21; 4(2):93-107