Prof. William H. Robinson MD, PhD
James W. Raitt, MD Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford (CA), USA
The Robinson laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms of autoimmune and rheumatic diseases, with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. We pioneered development of protein arrays and high-throughput sequencing approaches to identify the targets of antibody responses, investigate mechanisms underlying disease, and to develop novel therapeutic approaches. We are using these technologies to define key roles for microbial triggers in the initial and progression of autoimmune diseases, including for EBV infection in multiple sclerosis and for oral bacterial mucosal breaks in rheumatoid arthritis.