Gillespie Lab

The Gillespie Lab

Graduate Students in the lab were working on research that was aimed at identifying pathways that are dysregulated in autoimmunity by studying biological samples collected from patients with autoimmune disease. For example, one project seeks to develop a test that can predict disease activity or other clinical outcomes of SLE using a panel of proteins that can be measured in a blood sample. Another project is focused on interferon-inducible serum chemokines, which are among the proteins associated with lupus disease activity and flare, and how they might be contributing to the disease process. This project is exploring the potential role of these chemokines in lupus-associated cardiovascular disease. 

View publications here.


Post Doctoral Fellows 

Jason Bauer, Ph.D.


Fellowship dates: 2007-2009
Research Emphasis:  Biomarker identification and validation in rheumatologic/autoimmune diseases

Current Position: Senior Regional Medical Liaison - Inflammation and Bone, Amgen, Minneapolis, MN
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Research Associates

Hatice Bilgic, Ph.D.


Research Associate 2007-2012
Laboratory of Emily Baechler-Gillespie

Research Emphasis/Publications Developed and validated molecular diagnostics for diagnosis and treatment of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and myositis. Identified critical pathways for development of new lupus and rheumatoid arthritis therapies using mouse models and human cell lines.  Full list of Publications 

Current PositionSenior Clinical Research Specialist, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN
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