M. Eric Gershwin, M.D. is currently Distinguished Professor of Medicine as well as the Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine. He is also Chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of California School of Medicine in Davis.
Dr. Gershwin published more than 20 books, 600 experimental papers, and 200 book chapters or review articles. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Autoimmunity and also Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology and on the editorial board of multiple other journals.
His major contributions revolve around the theme of autoimmune disease. Dr. Gershwin was the first individual to clone an autoantigen and identified the mitochondrial autoantigens of PBC. Subsequently, his lab has focused entirely on PBC and his diagnostic reagents have become the standard throughout the world.