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Rae Yeung

Rae S M Yeung

Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Paediatric Translational Research
Professor of Paediatrics, Immunology & Medical Science
University of Toronto

Senior Scientist and Staff Rheumatologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON

Dr. Rae Yeung is Professor of Paediatrics, Immunology and Medical Science at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist in Cell Biology Research, and the Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Translational Paediatric Research at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto. Dr. Yeung attended the University of Toronto and obtained her medical degree there, training in Paediatrics at SickKids and completing her Ph.D. in Immunology at the Ontario Cancer Institute.

The goal of Dr. Yeung’s research is to understand the mechanisms governing autoimmunity, specifically the mechanisms involved in initiating and sustaining the immune response in childhood arthritis and rheumatic diseases. She uses Kawasaki disease as an experimental model for studying Autoimmunity. Basic science findings have been translated into clinical correlates, which in turn are leading to new therapeutic interventions to improve the outcome in children affected with Kawasaki Disease. Lessons learned in immunobiology have been applied to studies in Childhood Arthritis, where Dr. Yeung is leading both national and international efforts to understand the biologic basis for heterogeneity in childhood arthritis. and rheumatic diseases towards personalized treatment decisions.

Dr. Yeung’s research is supported by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genome Canada, The Arthritis Society, ZonMw and ReumaNederlands (The Netherlands) and The Arthritis Foundation (USA).