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James L. Riley, PhD
James L. Riley, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Microbiology is the 2014 Lady Barbara Colyton Autoimmune Research Award. This award recognizes a Perelman School of Medicine faculty member who has been engaged in innovative discoveries and outstanding research in the area of autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Riley’s basic and translational contributions to autoimmune disease research and therapies have established him as a leader in the field. He has developed an international reputation through his almost exclusive use of primary human T cells to unravel the connection between autoimmune disease and T regulatory cells. An important feature of Dr. Riley’s impact in autoimmune research is his tremendous collaborative approach and ability to translate results to the clinic. His work will lead to new modalities to treat patients with autoimmune disease.