WILLIAM ROBINSON

M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University / Staff Physician, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Dr. Robinson's research focuses on elucidation of the mechanisms underlying rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.  The major objective of Dr. Robinson’s laboratory is translational bench-to-bedside research, with the goal of rapidly converting discoveries at the bench into practical patient care tools and therapies.  Dr. Robinson founded the Stanford Human Immune Monitoring Center, serves on the editorial boards of several major journals, and is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. 

 

Sequencing Antibody Repertoires in RA

We developed a method for high-throughput sequencing of the paired antibody heavy and light chains expressed by individual B cells. This approach identified key pathogenic autoantibodies in RA, and we are using the datasets to develop both sequence and proteomic biomarkers to guide clinical decision making in patients with RA.

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