George Tsokos

George Tsokos

Company: Harvard Medical School

Job title: Professor

Bio:

George C. Tsokos, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.    Dr. Tsokos’ laboratory has opened and led the field of molecular abnormalities on immune cells in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and identified previously unknown pathways which have served as the basis for novel treatments which are currently in various phases of development.  He has served various leadership positions including President of the Clinical Immunology Society, the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology member or chair of multiple federal study sections and editor or the editorial boards of scientific journals. He holds a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and has received several prestigious awards including the Kirkland, Howley, Evelyn Hess awards and the Distinguished Basic Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the Lupus Insight Award, the Carol Nachman International Prize in Rheumatology and the Marian Ropes Physician Achievement Award.

Seminars:

Empowering Treg Cells in Disease 9:30 am

Restitution of regulatory T cells function in potency using exogenous interleukin-2 appears promising in the treatment of autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection, appropriate consideration should be given to biochemical events which compromise the response of regulatory T cells to interleukin-2 Identification of such processes should enable the use of additional approaches to maximize current approaches…Read more

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