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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

Dr. Niewold is the Judith and Stewart Colton Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Professor, Department of Pathology at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity.

Dr. Niewold is a physician-scientist working as a human geneticist and translational researcher. His lab focuses on identifying and understanding the causes of autoimmune disease and how genetic risk factors impact the immune response. His work has contributed to the underlying genetic basis of lupus and the role of type I interferon in triggering the disease.

Dr. Niewold is the 2015 recipient of the Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize. He serves on the Grants Review Subcommittee of the Foundation's Medical-Scientific Advisory Council.