Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Putterman Elected to Kunkel Society

Chaim Putterman, MD

Dr. Chaim Putterman, Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and of Microbiology & Immunology and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, was recently elected as a member of the Henry Kunkel Society.

Dr. Putterman's laboratory examines the renal pathogenicity of anti-dsDNA antibodies, with the goal of determining the cross-reactive kidney antigen bound by anti-DNA antibodies in lupus, to understand what determines the nephritogenic potential of these antibodies.

Founded in the early 1980s following the unexpected death of Dr. Henry G. Kunkel, the Society embraces the mission to highlight research "based on observations of human disease as a unique discipline at the forefront of ground breaking biological discovery." (www.henrykunkelsociety.org) Its membership, selected by peer review, consists of physician scientists involved in research of human or translational immunology, particularly that which explores mechanisms of immune-mediated disease.

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