2017/2018 Research Grant Awards 

Cihakova, Daniela, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology; Associate Director of Immunology Laboratory;
Director of WHO Collaborating Center
Dept. of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Epithelial Cells and Innate Lymphoid Cells Collaborative Role in the Pathogenesis of Primary Sjögren’s syndrome
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Robertson, Danielle Marie, BS, OD, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
Dallas, Texas
Comparative Structural and Molecular Analysis of Tear and Salivary Derived Exosomes in Sjögren’s Syndrome
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Galor, Anat, BS, BA, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Miami, Florida
Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) in Sjögren’s Syndrome
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2016/2017 Research Grant Awards 

Stergios Katsiougiannis, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research
UCLA School of Dentistry
System Analysis of Mouse Models for Sjögren’s Syndrome Pathogenesis
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Nancy McNamara, OD, PhD & Jes Kristen Klarlund, PhD* (emeritus co-investigator)
Associate Professor
School of Optometry
The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley
A New Generation of Eye Drops to Treat the Ocular Manifestations of Sjögren’s Syndrome
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Xaralobos Varelas, PhD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Boston University School of Medicine
Defining Epithelial Cues Contributing to Sjögren’s Syndrome
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* - Signifies grants that were first awarded in 2016 and have been renewed for a second year in 2017.