Innovation Seminar Series: Dr. Timothy Behrens

The RIGE Innovation Seminar Series, in partnership with the Institute of Molecular Biology, will be presenting a lecture by Dr. Timothy Behrens entitled "Personalizing Medicine for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases."

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: 110 Willamette Hall

Dr. Timothy Behrens moved to Genentech in 2006 following more than twenty years in academia, with a focus on three major themes:

1) development of B lymphocytes;

2) genetics of human autoimmune diseases,  especially systemic lupus erythematosus; and

3) identification of biomarkers for  lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Recently, Dr. Behrens has been particularly intrigued by the problem of applying cutting-edge genetic and proteomic technologies in the clinic to answer important questions such as “How active is the disease in this patient?” and “How likely is this patient to respond to a particular drug?”

In addition to his work at Genentech, Dr. Behrens is an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he previously was the head of the Autoimmunity Center.

Introductory remarks by Kimberly Andrews