Dr. Holers received his BS from Purdue University and his MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the affiliated Barnes Hospital. During his subsequent rheumatology fellowship at the University of Colorado, he worked on the expression of nuclear antigens on cell surfaces. In 1983, Dr. Holers joined the laboratory of Dr. John Atkinson at Washington University as a postdoctoral fellow to work on structure-function aspects and molecular cloning of C3 binding proteins.
In 1986 he became an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at Washington University and in 1992 an Associate Professor with tenure. In 1993 Dr. Holers moved to the University of Colorado as the first Smyth Professor of Rheumatology. In 1998 he was promoted to Professor of Medicine and Immunology, in 2000 became Head of the Division of Rheumatology, and in 2008 was named the Scoville Professor. In 2008 Dr. Holers received the American College of Rheumatology Basic Science Award. He has also been elected to membership in the ASCI in 1993 and the AAP in 2000.
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