Michael B Brenner MD is the Bayles Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Human Immunology Center and the Single Cell Genomics Core at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He is co-chair of the NIH RA/SLE AMP consortium. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, and has received the Lee C. Howley Prize (Arthritis Foundation), Distinguished Basic Investigator Award (ACR) and the Carol-Nachman Prize in Rheumatology.
Brenner’s laboratory performs high dimensional immunophenotyping, single cell transcriptomic analyses and functional studies to deconstruct human autoimmune disorders. His laboratory identified fibroblast subsets and activation mechanisms that mediate joint pathology and T peripheral helper T (Tph) cells that are pathologically expanded in rheumatoid arthritis and drive antibody production.