Our patients are vital partners in our research. We are currently enrolling patients with all forms of lupus, patients with autoimmune diseases other than lupus, and patients with chronic kidney disease in an Autoimmune Disease Registry and Repository. The goal of the registry and repository is to use patient samples collected for research purposes to advance our understanding of how the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes organ injury and to identify new targets for therapy.

We are also enrolling patients in research studies that involve a single blood donation to compare immune cell function between diseased individuals and healthy volunteers and to investigate how variations in genes (inherited from your parents) may contribute to the development of lupus.
If you are interested in participating in one of our research studies, please contact our research coordinator at 617.638.5965.