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"Leap, and the NET Will Appear: A Story About Antiphospholipid Syndrome and COVID-19"

The Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lectureship in Rheumatology, in Memory of Dr. Morris Ziff


To welcome our distinguished guest speaker, this will be an in-person only event. Group viewing sites will be available for those who are on clinical service.




Jason S. Knight, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research
Division of Rheumatology
University of Michigan


About Jason S. Knight:

Dr. Knight received his medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan and completed his molecular biology Ph.D. research in the laboratory of Dr. Erle Robertson at the University of Pennsylvania. He received advanced training through a fellowship program in rheumatology at the University of Michigan, where he pursued postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Mariana Kaplan. 


As a faculty member, he has been awarded the Jerome W. Conn Award for Excellence in Research by the Department of Internal Medicine. He has also received the Edmund L. Dubois Award for young lupus researchers from the American College of Rheumatology and the Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize from the Lupus Foundation of America. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.


His NIH-funded research laboratory has also received financial support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Department of Defense, Lupus Research Alliance, and Rheumatology Research Foundation, His research group is working to better understand the triggers and effectors of autoimmunity in lupus and the related antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). His group is also interested in other diseases characterized by excessive neutrophil-mediated inflammation including diabetes and COVID-19.

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