Ian Rifkin, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Medicine

MBBCh (MD), University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
MRCP, Royal Colleges of Physicians, England
PhD, Cambridge University, England

BUMC Research Profile

Dr. Rifkin’s research interest is in the immunological mechanisms responsible for the development of systemic autoimmune disease, in particular systemic lupus erythematosus. He has used novel techniques to define the mechanisms by which autoreactive lymphocytes from lupus-prone mice identify nuclear antigens and produce autoantibodies.