Violeta Rus, MD

Violeta Rus, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine

Violeta Rus, MD

UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Available for Telehealth Visits

Languages: English, French

Gender: Female


UM Health Center - Rheumatology

16 South Eutaw Street
Floor 2
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 410-328-4300

FAX: 410-328-0648

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute Rheumatology

2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
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PH: 410-448-6398

FAX: 410-448-6382

About Me

Dr. Rus' lab objective is to define the mechanisms that regulate (auto) ab mediated responses in lupus with the goal of developing immune based therapy which can modulate these responses.

Research is performed in both the human system and in the well characterized chronic graft-versus –host disease model of lupus like disease. Current studies are aimed at defining the in vivo role of TNF Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) in the development of the (auto)ab mediated immune response.

The focus of the research is on the role of TRAIL in (auto) atg specific clonal expansion, the persistence of the autoimmune response and on the in vivo manipulation of TRAIL-TRAIL R system as a potential therapeutic tool in lupus.