Virginia Byers Kraus

Virginia Byers Kraus
Professor of Medicine
Third Year Mentor - Human Genetics and Genomics Study Program (HGP)
Third Year Mentor - Pathology Study Program (PSP)
Campus mail: 300 N Duke St, Carmichael Building Room 15-205, Durham, NC 27701-2047
Phone: (919) 681-6652

My special area of expertise is as a clinician scientist investigating osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease in man and its incidence increases with age. It is a problem of increasing concern to the medical community due to the increasing longevity of the population. Trained as a molecular biologist and a Rheumatologist, I endeavor to study this disease from bedside to bench.

The work in this laboratory focuses on osteoarthritis and deals with the mechanisms of joint damage, and the discovery, validation and qualification of novel biochemical and genetic biomarkers for minimally invasive means of diagnosing disease, for predicting progression of disease, and for monitoring disease progression and response to therapy.

Education and Training

  • Duke University, M.D. 1982
  • Duke University, Ph.D. 1993
  • Duke University, Medical Resident, Medicine
  • Duke University, Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine

Selected Grants and Awards