Rheumatology and Immunology

Medical Students (M.D.)

Tammy Nowling, Ph.D.

nowling@musc.edu

The long-term goal of the Nowling lab is to identify drugable targets and potential therapeutic approaches that can be translated to patient care in the area of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus), using human samples and pre-clinical mouse models of disease in our studies. Specifically, the lab is focused on investigating the pathophysiological effects of elevated renal glycosphingolipid metabolism in progression and sex bias of disease, relevance of glycosphingolipids in urine exosomes as biomarkers of disease flare and response to therapy, and targeting glycosphingolipid metabolism as a potential therapeutic approach to treating disease.
Nowling Lab web site


Jim Oates, M.D.

oatesjc@musc.edu

Oates Lab web site https://medicine.musc.edu/departments/dom/divisions/rheumatology-and-immunology/research/labs-and-centers/oates-lab


Leigh Vaughan, M.D.

vaughanl@musc.edu

In palliative care, we do not have a lab, but are always conducting research or scholarly projects and we would like to have students involved. Our research is usually patient care focused and often has a strong emphasis on quality improvement, symptom management, or communications.