Peter K. Gregersen

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Peter K. Gregersen
Peter K. Gregersen 3 2013.jpg
NationalityUnited States
Scientific career

Peter K. Gregersen (born 1950) is a geneticist who heads the Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics at Northwell's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York,[1] and is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He received his MD from Columbia University in 1976.

Gregersen and his team conduct genome-wide scans to identify polymorphisms that are associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Myasthenia Gravis.

Along with Dr. Lars Klareskog and Robert J. Winchester, Gregersen, received the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences's 2013 Crafoord Prize "for their discoveries concerning the role of different genetic factors and their interactions with environmental factors in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis."[2]

Gregersen leads the North American Rheumatology Consortium to collect, analyze and make available clinical and genetic data on 1,000 sibling pairs with rheumatoid arthritis.



  1. ^ "Peter K. Gregersen, MD".
  2. ^ The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013, Crafoord Prize. Press Release. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dr. Peter Gregersen Receives the Prestigious Crafoord Award".

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