Navigating the passage between Charybdis and Scylla: Recognizing the achievements of Noel Rose

Aftab A. Ansari, M. Eric Gershwin

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This special edition of the Journal of Autoimmunity is dedicated to celebrate the enormous contributions of Dr. Noel Rose, a physician-scientist, someone that can be readily anointed as a gifted scientist who laid down the foundation and fundamental concepts of human autoimmunity. Dr. Rose performed a series of landmark studies that extend back more than 50 years and whose work is the cornerstone of the commonly used term "from the bench to the bedside." The studies included not only characterization of a normal immune response but, more importantly, defining the nature of not only the antigen, but also the aberrant response that results in organ, tissue specific reactions and immunopathology. These pioneering studies contributed to the biochemical nature of antigens, dissection of the immune repertoire, the recognition of the importance of genetics and environment, and the distinctions between a normal and an autoimmune response. Hence, this volume has been coined "Navigating the Passage Between Charybdis and Scylla: Recognizing the Achievements of Noel Rose.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Autoimmunity
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Autoimmunity
  • Immunopathology
  • MHC
  • Thyroiditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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