Professor of Pediatrics, Rheumatology and Immunology
Division Director, Rheumatology and Immunology
Alan L. Schwartz Chair in Pediatrics
Co-Scientific Director, Children’s Discovery Institute
Anthony R. French received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His graduate work was with Douglas Lauffenburger, PhD studying receptor-mediated endocytosis and intracellular sorting. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and his fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.
His clinical interests include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, vasculitis, and pediatric SLE. His research is focused on the role of natural killer (NK) cells in the early innate immune response and is motivated by the hypothesis that a clearer understanding of in vivo NK cell responses and homeostasis may lead to novel therapeutic interventions in autoimmune diseases.