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Cellular and Integrative Physiology Seminar: Andrew MacLean, Ph.D.

Date: April 20, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM

Location: Med Bldg. - Room 209L

Department of Cellular and Integrative PhysiologyFaculty Candidate Seminar

Title: “Coming Unglued: Why Virchow was Right, But for All the Wrong Reasons

Andrew MacLean, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. MacLean’s Research Summary

“My research focus has been on the neurovascular unit and its role in neurologic diseases. My research is divided into three main components, each of which focuses on cellular/molecular neuroscience:

We are examining the timing and mechanisms of blood-brain barrier activation in response to exosomes derived from HIV-infected patients. We are using our unique real-time 3D blood-brain barrier model for these studies.

We examine activation of glia in animals across the lifespan, including those with behaviors consistent with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have begun assessing the cellular mechanisms involved.

Finally, we have been examining the cellular activation of brain tissues following infection with several arboviral infections, including Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses.”