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Timothy Niewold, MD, FACR

Timothy Niewold, MD, FACR

Judith and Stewart Colton Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Director, Colton Center for Autoimmunity, New York University School of Medicine

Timothy Niewold is a physician-scientist working as a human geneticist and translational researcher, bridging the traditional gap between the basic and clinical sciences. Work in his lab is focuses on identifying and understanding the pathogenic factors in human autoimmune disease, and the ways in which underlying genetic risk factors impact immune responses to result in disease. They are recognized for important contributions to the genetic basis of systemic lupus erythematosus and the role of type I interferon in the pathogenesis of this disease. His team also has active projects in other autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and myositis, and our work spans both murine models and human samples.  

At NYU, Dr. Niewold directs the Colton Center for Autoimmunity, which is a translational research center dedicated to identifying causal factors and new treatment targets in autoimmune disease. Work in the Colton Center spans a large number of autoimmune diseases and pathways, and their regular meetings bring together a robust group of multidisciplinary translational scientists who interact across the traditional silos of the academic medical center.