Sonya Wolf

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate

Biography

I 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.
 

Awards

Rackham Merit Fellowship
Rackham Conference Travel Grant (2016)
The Monte V. Hobbs student award (2017)

 

Abstracts

Wolf S, Reed T, Kahlenberg MJ. (May, 2015). Challenging dogma: Lupus nephritis flares are independent of type I interferon signaling. Poster presented at: DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 24th ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Ann Arbor, MI

Wolf S, Reed T, Kahlenberg MJ. (June, 2015). Challenging dogma: Lupus nephritis flares are independent of type I interferon signaling. Poster presented at: Immunology Annual Retreat. Oregon, OH

Wolf S, Reed T, Kahlenberg MJ. (November, 2016). TLR-7-Mediated Lupus Nephritis Flares Are Independent of Type I Interferon Signaling. Talk presented at: American College of Rheumatology annual Conference Washington, DC

 

Publications

Moore QC, Smith C, Wolf S, Solomon O, Williams B, Thompson AK. Examining the immune response of pneumolysin exposed human corneal epithelial cells in a keratitis model. BIOS 2014; 85(4):199-206. doi: http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1893/0005-3155-85.4.199.

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

Clark KL, Reed TJ, Wolf SJ, Lowe L, Hodgin JB, Kahlenberg JM. Epidermal injury promotes nephritis flare in lupus-prone mice. J Autoimmun 2015; 65:38-48. PMCID: PMC4679658 [available on 2016-12-01].

Hirsch ML, Wolf SJ, Samulski RJ. “Delivering transgenic DNA exceeding the carrying capacity of AAV vectors.” In Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders: Methods and Protocols, 1st ed., Fredric P. Manfredsson, editor. New York: Springer (Humana Press Inc.), 2016, pp. 21-39.