Sonya Wolf

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate


Received my bachelors degree from Prairie View A&M University. Attended a post-baccalaureate program at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Research Interests

My research is working to understand how non-type I interferon pathways induce lupus flares. There is increasing focus on the actions of the cytokines (IL1B, IL6, TNF) being released to stimulate lupus flare, cells releasing these cytokines (monocytes/macrophages, Dendritic cells), and the cell behavioral changes that occur when stimulated with non-type I interferon cytokines.



Rackham Merit Fellowship


Wang C, Wolf S, Khan M, Mao-Draayer Y. (2015). Interleukin-6 Receptor: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Neuromyelitis Optica. Brain Disord Ther 4:e119. doi: 10.4172/2168-975X.1000e119