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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lung Disease, and Women’s Health Research

The Research Program of Dr. Kristen Demoruelle, MD, PhD

Our Science

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The Lung

in Pre-RA


Neutrophil Extracellular Traps

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Lung Disease

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We are a research lab in the University of Colorado Division of Rheumatology dedicated to understanding what causes rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and autoimmune interstitial lung disease (ILD). 

  • July 2023 – Dr. Daniele Marcy and Dr. Roshale Fernando join the team as post-doctoral trainees. Welcome!

  • April 2023 – Dr. Demoruelle was invited to give a talk on “Scleroderma-associated ILD and Pulmonary Rehab” at the Denver Scleroderma Education Day @ UC Health.

  • March 2023 – Our work finding anti-PAD4 antibodies are associated with less severe disease in patients with RA-ILD was published in the American Journal of Medical Sciences.

  • February 2023 – Dr. Demoruelle presented her work on “The Lung and NETosis in the Development of RA” at the University of Michigan Rheumatology Grand Rounds.

  • November 2022 – Dr. Daniele Marcy presented her work on RA-associated autoantibodies in the female genital tract in women with and without RA at the 2022 American College of Rheumatology Convergence Meeting.

Support Our Work

With help from our donors, we can continue our innovative research program, with the goal of improving the lives of patients with RA and ILD.


Join Us

We have several ongoing observational research studies.

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