Leaders in Childhood Rheumatic Disease Research

Translational Research on Rheumatic Diseases in Children and Youth

We are dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of rheumatic diseases in children. Our research focuses on identifying markers and mechanisms of inflammation to improve knowledge about these diseases and how to best treat them. With enhanced understanding, we aim to alleviate the suffering of young patients and their families.

Understanding Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic diseases such as juvenile arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, and autoinflammatory conditions pose significant challenges for patients, families, and health care providers. 

These diseases often involve life-long cycles of remission and extreme inflammation affecting joints, muscles, and critical organs. The impact can be life-threatening and frequently leads to chronic poor health and disability. 

Currently, there are no cures and few treatments specifically designed for children with these conditions.

Training Future Researchers

The Brown Lab serves as a training ground for aspiring researchers. Our program offers hands-on experience in niche research areas within a healthcare setting. Trainees will engage in cutting-edge studies and contribute to meaningful advancements in pediatric rheumatology.

Brown Lab

You Are Not Alone

We are a team of research scientists with an interest and expertise in inflammatory conditions, especially those developing in childhood. We work closely with health care providers and are committed to supporting affected children and their families through our research and advocacy. We believe that Research is Care.

Our Research Projects

Chronic Primary Vasculitis

Autoinflammatory Diseases

DADA2 and ADA2 Biology

Neutrophils in Inflammation

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