Dr. Knight received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, and completed his molecular biology Ph.D. research in the laboratory 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 laboratory 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. As a faculty member, he has been awarded a Young Physician Scientist Award by the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and a Vic and Kelly Braden Memorial Grant for Lupus Research by the Arthritis National Research Foundation.
His NIH-funded research laboratory has also received financial support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Rheumatology Research Foundation, Arthritis National Research Foundation, and Lupus Research Alliance. His research group is working to better understand the triggers and effectors of autoimmunity in lupus and the related antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
Dr. Knight is a leader nationally in the clinical care of APS patients, and especially the role of inflammation in APS. Contact Dr. Knight if you are interested in participating in APS research studies.