Dr. Candice Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology department in the School of Medicine at the West Virginia University, where she has been a faculty member since 2014. Her research at WVU aims to understand how sex differences modify brain responses to acute and chronic systemic inflammation. She combines in vivo mouse models of experimental sepsis, cerebral ischemia, and Alzheimer’s disease with in vitro brain microvascular endothelial cell (BMEC) models to conduct this research. She currently studies how tissue nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) maintains cerebral microvascular homeostasis during acute systemic inflammation. Her hopes are that this research will identify both the short-term and long-term repercussions of acute systemic inflammatory conditions like sepsis and stroke on brain function, as well as uncover some of the sex-specific factors that contribute to neurological dysfunction and disease.
Dr. Brown received her B.S. in Biology from the College of William and Mary, her Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics from Duke University, and was then a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington. Before coming to WVU, she was Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Friend or Foe: Neuroimmune Responses in the Brain
Friday, November 3
8:00 am – 9:00 am