Stefan Brocke, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor of Immunology
My laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain injury in inflammatory and inflammation-associated disorders of the central nervous system. For this purpose, we focus on:
vascular triggers leading to the invasion of pathogenic lymphocytes into the normal and inflamed brain,
regulation of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes at the level of cell surface molecules, and
cellular mechanisms regulating injury or survival/regeneration of neurons in areas affected by inflammation.
Accepting students for Lab Rotations: Summer '16, Fall '16, Spring '17
Lab Rotation Projects Expression and function of lymphocyte recruitment signals at the blood-CNS barrier.