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angle-left Emil Nashi, MD, MSc, PhD

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Department of Medicine



B cells • signaling • genetics • autoimmune disease • lupus.

Research Focus

My research focuses on studying autoimmune disease, in particular lupus. We are currently focusing on B cells, which are cells that play an important role in lupus. In particular, we are currently studying how B cells respond to their environment and comparing this between lupus patients and people without autoimmune disease.

Selected Publications

  • Nashi E, Rauch J, Goedert JJ, Pineau CA and Bernatsky S., CXC chemokine receptor type 4 in systemic lupus., J Autoimmun Cell Response., Volume 1, Issue 2, 1-2 (June 2014)

  • Manjarrez-Orduño N , Marasco E , Chung SA , Katz MS , Kiridly JF , Simpfendorfer KR , Freudenberg J , Ballard DH , Nashi E , Hopkins TJ , Cunninghame Graham DS , Lee AT , Coenen MJ , Franke B , Swinkels DW , Graham RR , Kimberly RP , Gaffney PM , Vyse TJ , Behrens TW , Criswell LA , Diamond B , Gregersen PK, CSK regulatory polymorphism is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and influences B-cell signaling and activation., Nature genetics, Volume 44, Issue 11 (November 2012)

  • Nashi E , Wang Y , Diamond B, The role of B cells in lupus pathogenesis., The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology, Volume 42, Issue 4 (April 2010)

  • Grimaldi C , Nashi E , Venkatesh J , Diamond B, B cell hyporesponsiveness and autoimmunity: a new paradigm., Advances in experimental medicine and biology, Volume 596 (January 2007)

  • Nashi E , Banerjee D , Crelinsten G, Hypoparathyroidism in systemic lupus erythematosus., Lupus, Volume 14, Issue 2 (January 2005)