Michael J. Duryee, MS

Michael J. Duryee

Instructor, Internal Medicine
Division of Rheumatology

 

Appointments:

University of Nebraska Medical Center

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Research Interests:

The evaluation of post-translational protein modifications in autoimmune diseases and how these proteins work to break/initiate immune tolerance.  Currently under investigations are autoimmune phenotypes in Rheumatoid Arthritis/Rheumatic diseases, gout, lung diseases involved in RA, cardiovascular disease, and alcoholic liver disease.

Education:

1995       BS Doane University, Crete, Nebraska

2002       MS University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Bio Sketch:

Mr. Duryee received his Masters of Science in Immunology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) in 2002.  He currently serves as the lab manager for the Experimental Immunology Laboratories at both the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He is involved in the coordination of multiple biobanks including: VA Rheumatoid Arthritis (VARA) group, Rheumatoid Arthritis Interactive Network (RAIN) registry, UNMC tissue and synovial fluids registry, UNMC cardiovascular registry and the UNMC liver and intestinal registry.   He is actively engaged in basic science/clinical translational research in the areas of Rheumatology/Immunology, gout, lung diseases involved in RA, cardiovascular disease, and alcoholic liver disease.  More recently, he has become involved in teaching fellows, medical students, and undergraduate students basic science research in autoimmune diseases.  He has been involved in the authorship of more than 50 publications, 2 book chapters, and currently holds 2 patents for the development of a cardiovascular assay to assess stable vs. unstable plaque in acute myocardial patients.