Dr. Knight received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, and completed the majority of his molecular biology Ph.D. research in the lab of Dr. Erle Robertson at the University of Pennsylvania. His fellowship in rheumatology was at the University of Michigan, where he pursued postdoctoral research in the lab of Dr. Mariana Kaplan. During fellowship, he received the prestigious American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award, as well as a Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award. He joined the faculty in 2012, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2014. Dr. Knight’s research focuses on abnormal innate immune responses in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the related antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS). His lab is especially interested in the role of neutrophils and platelets in the vascular damage and thrombosis inherent to these diseases.