Faculty Profile

Vladimir Liarski
Section of Rheumatology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Academic Interests

Dr. Liarski’s research interests are focused on the study of the role, cellular make-up, and processes that lead to inflammation. One of his current research projects is focused on elucidating the importance of interstitial inflammation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], afflicted with nephritis. The specific aim of this project is to elucidate the role that interstitial, as opposed to glomerular, involvement plays in patients' overall prognosis and the mechanisms by which this takes place. To this end, Dr. Liarski, working together with the laboratories of Dr. Marcus Clark and Dr. Maryellen Giger, created a novel computerized image analysis and cell-distance quantitation method that can be used in an unbiased, high-throughput manner to determine individual cell-cell interactions taking place within clinical samples of human tissue. His current areas of interest include image analysis, machine learning, advanced microscopy techniques, bioinformatics, and immunology.

Clinical Interests

Lupus, lupus nephritis, autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss


  • Self-reactive IgE exacerbates interferon responses associated with autoimmunity. Nature Immunology December 21, 2015 Authors: Vladimir M. Liarski, Henault J, Riggs, J.M., Karnell, J.L., Li, J., Shirinian, L., Xu, L., Casey, K.A., Smith, M.A., Khatry, D.B., Izhak, L.
  • Overview of pathophysiology and treatment of human lupus nephritis Current Opinion in Rheumatology June 2016 Authors: Kimberly Trotter, Marcus Clark, Vladimir M. Liarski
  • BCL-2 as a Therapeutic Target in Human Tubulointerstitial Inflammation Arthritis & Rheumatism May 9, 2016 Authors: Kichul Ko, Jianing Wang, Stuart Perper, Yulei Jiang, Denisse Yanez, Natalya Kaverina, Junting Ai, Vladimir M. Liarski, Anthony Chang, Yahui Peng, Li Lan
  • Cell Distance Mapping Identifies Functional T Follicular Helper Cells in Inflamed Human Renal Tissue Science Translational Medicine April 2, 2014 Page4 Authors: Vladimir M. Liarski, Natalya Kaverina, Anthony Chang, Daniel Brandt, Denisse Yanez, Lauren Talasnik, Gianluca Carlesso, Ronald Herbst, Tammy O. Utset, Christine Labno, Yahui Peng
  • Review: Germinal Center B-cells Autoimmunity April 2, 2012 Authors: Vladimir M. Liarski, Keith Hamel, Marcus Clark
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  • MD, 2006, New York University, Medicine
  • Residency, 2009, Emory University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2011, University of Chicago, Rheumatology
  • Research Fellowship, 2013, University of Chicago, Rheumatology
  • M.Sc., 2017, The University of Chicago, Bioinformatics