Medical School or Training
University of Chicago, 1974
University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine, MI, 1979
Internal Medicine Rheumatology, University of California at San Francisco, 1981
Dr. Richardson’s laboratory characterizes epigenetic mechanisms regulating chromatin structure and gene expression in human T cells, and how changes in T cell chromatin structure, caused by environmental exposures, contribute to autoimmunity in lupus and aging. Current applications of these concepts include analyzing how genetic/epigenetic interactions cause lupus flares in men and women, and developing diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for lupus based on epigenetic changes that cause lupus flares.