Bernice Lo

Principal Investigator

Sidra Medical and Research Center

Bernice Lo is an Investigator in the Division of Translational Medicine at Sidra Medical and Research Center. Her research focus is on understanding the molecular mechanisms of immune regulation and tolerance. Her work includes identifying the genetic basis of disease in patients with immune dysregulation and autoimmunity with the ultimate goal of elucidating the molecular pathways involved and, therefore, discovering new therapeutic targets for disease treatment or novel drugs for immunomodulation. Bernice had completed her post-doctoral fellowship under the leadership of Dr. Michael Lenardo in the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institutes of Health in the US. As a fellow, she gained valuable experience in molecular biology and genomic approaches for genetic diagnosis and helped discover and understand the etiology of two new diseases of immune dysregulation. She received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology at Duke University under the mentorship of Dr. Jo Rae Wright. As a graduate student, she was awarded the James B. Duke Fellowship and began her appreciation for the immune system and its regulation.