WELCOME

To The Lupus Genetic Project At

UCLA


    The lupus genetic study is a research study to identify the genes in persons with lupus (SLE), and their families, that may increase the risk for developing lupus.  We are actively recruiting families from all over the world to participate in the study by donating blood samples, to isolate DNA, giving us the ability to look for possible susceptibility genes.  The study, ran by Dr. Betty Tsao, Ph.D. has been active since 1994 and has enrolled over 2,000 participants and 500 families. 

     If you or your family has any interest in participating in the Lupus Genetic Project, we are currently enrolling lupus patients and their families in the study in order to gain a better understanding of the influence of genes on the disease.