Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis that affects young men and women resulting in significant disability and reduced quality of life. The pathogenesis is not well understood and there is no cure.
Vision: To expedite the development of novel therapeutics, relieve suffering and prevent deformities in patients living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
Dr. Haroon's research focuses on three broad themes:
1. Therapeutic targeting of MIF in AS.
2. The interplay of antigen processing and cellular trafficking in the pathogenesis of AS, with emphasis on the role of SEC16A and its interactome in AS pathogenesis.
3. Personalized medicine approach to treatment of AS