Julian Ambrus, Jr.

Julian L. Ambrus, Jr.

Julian L. Ambrus, Jr. MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Autoimmunity; Immunology; Rheumatology

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Professional Summary:

My research revolves around IL-14 and its role in immunological memory. Studies delve into 3 areas - vaccination, autoimmunity and lymphoid malignancies. The majority of my current work involves studies examining early events in Sjogren‘s syndrome. We have identified new autoantibodies that occur early in the course of the disease. We are examining mediators involved in the early injury to the salivary and lacrimal glands. We are studying events that result in the transition from the autoimmune disease to lymphoma.


Autoimmunity, Immunology, Rheumatology

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:


Education and Training:

  • MD, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College (1979)
  • BA, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University (1975)

Military Experience:

  • Navy (1984-1989)
    Work at NIH

Awards and Honors:

  • Visionary Innovator Award (2013)
  • Laureate Award American College of Physicians (2010)
  • PHS Letter of Commendation (1989)
  • Dr. Norman Chassin Award for Outstanding Intern in Internal Medicine (1980)
  • Senior Biology Division (1970)

Innovations and Patents:

  • Method of Diagnosing Sjogren's syndrome (2014)
  • IL-14alpha RNA inhibitors (2007)
  • DNP-RNA to silence c-Myc (2005)
  • Method to remove viruses from blood (1999)
  • HIV chemokines (1999)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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