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C. Jane Welsh

Professor (Joint Appointment) and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

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Department: VIBS

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Research

Mechanisms of disease pathogenesis of neurotropic viruses. Immunological therapies for multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Neuroimmunological changes in the injured CNS

Education

  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, London University, U.K. 1981
  • B.Sc. Microbiology, London University, UK 1976

Research

  • Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience

Interdisciplinary Activities

  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Virology

Scholarly Interests

Neuroimmunology, neurovirology, psychoneuroimmunology, viral infections of the central nervous system, animal models of: multiple sclerosis, epilespy; autoimmune diseases, effects of stress on viral pathogenesis, cerebrovascular endothelial cells and blood-brain barrier function, therapies for multiple sclerosis, factors involved in susceptibility to multiple sclerosis.

Publications

Arachidonic acid pathway alterations in cerebrospinal fluid of dogs with naturally occurring spinal cord injury.
Russell RL, Levine JM, Jeffery ND, Young C, Mondragon A, Lee B, Boudreau CE, Welsh CJ, Levine GJ.
BMC Neurosci. . 2016 17.
Acute Phase Proteins in Cerebrospinal Fluid from Dogs with Naturally-Occurring Spinal Cord Injury.
Anderson KM, Welsh CJ, Young C, Levine GJ, Kerwin SC, Boudreau CE, Reyes I, Mondragon A, Griffin JF 4th, Cohen ND, Levine JM.
J Neurotrauma. . 2015 32(21):658-65.
Social disruption alters pain and cognition in an animal model of multiple sclerosis
Linsenbardt, H.R., Cook, J.L., Young, E.E., Vichaya, E.G., Young, C.R. Reusser, N.M., Storts, R., Welsh, C.J. and Meagher M.W.
J Neuroimmunol. 2015
Cerebrospinal fluid inflammatory cytokines in naturally-occurring canine spinal cord injury.
Taylor, A., Welsh, C.J.R, Young, C.R., Spoor, E.M., Kerwin, S.C., Griffin, J.F., Levine, G.J., Cohen, N.D., and Levine, J.M.
Journal of Neurotrauma 31; 1561-1569. 2015
Neonatal experience interacts with adult social stress to alter acute and chronic Theiler's virus infection
Johnson, R.R., Maldonado-Bouchard, S., Prentice, T.W., Bridegam, P., Fenan, R., Young, C.R., Steelman, A.J., Welsh, T.H., Welsh, C.J. Meagher, M.W.
Brain, Behavior and Immunity 40: 110-120. 2015
Neonatal experience interacts with adult social stress to alter acute and chronic Theiler's virus infection.
Johnson RR, Maldonado Bouchard S, Prentice TW, Bridegam P, Rassu F, Young CR, Steelman AJ, Welsh TH Jr, Welsh CJ, Meagher MW
Brain Behav Immun. 2014
Hormone and immune system interactions in demyelinating disease.
Gomez FP, Steelman AJ, Young CR, Welsh CJ
Horm Behav. 2013 63(2):315-21.
Restraint stress modulates virus specific adaptive immunity during acute Theiler's virus infection.
Steelman AJ, Dean DD, Young CR, Smith R 3rd, Prentice TW, Meagher MW, Welsh CJ
Brain Behav Immun. 2009 23(6):830-43.
Neuroimmune interactions in a model of multiple sclerosis.
Welsh CJ, Steelman AJ, Mi W, Young CR, Storts R, Welsh TH Jr, Meagher MW
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 1153(1153):209-19.
A comparison of the neurotropism of Theiler's virus and poliovirus in CBA mice.
Villarreal D, Young CR, Storts R, Ting JW, Welsh CJ
Microb Pathog. 2006 41(4-5):149-56.
Restraint stress decreases virus-induced pro-inflammatory cytokine mRNA expression during acute Theiler's virus infection.
Mi W, Prentice TW, Young CR, Johnson RR, Sieve AN, Meagher MW, Welsh CJ
J Neuroimmunol. 2006 178(1-2):49-61.
Alterations in chemokine expression following Theiler's virus infection and restraint stress.
Mi W, Belyavskyi M, Johnson RR, Sieve AN, Storts R, Meagher MW, Welsh CJ
J Neuroimmunol. 2004 151(1-2):103-15.
The effects of restraint stress on the neuropathogenesis of Theiler's virus infection II: NK cell function and cytokine levels in acute disease.
Welsh CJ, Bustamante L, Nayak M, Welsh TH, Dean DD, Meagher MW
Brain Behav Immun. 2004 18(2):166-74.
Ovine IFN-tau modulates the expression of MHC antigens on murine cerebrovascular endothelial cells and inhibits replication of Theiler's virus.
Tennakoon DK, Smith R, Stewart MD, Spencer TE, Nayak M, Welsh CJ
J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2001 21(10):785-92.
The effects of restraint stress on the neuropathogenesis of Theiler's virus infection: I. Acute disease.
Campbell T, Meagher MW, Sieve A, Scott B, Storts R, Welsh TH, Welsh CJ
Brain Behav Immun. 2001 15(3):235-54.
Characteristics of cloned cerebrovascular endothelial cells following infection with Theiler's virus. II. Persistent infection.
Sapatino BV, Petrescu AD, Rosenbaum BA, Smith R 3rd, Piedrahita JA, Welsh CJ
J Neuroimmunol. 1995 62(2):127-35.
Characteristics of cloned cerebrovascular endothelial cells following infection with Theiler's virus. I. Acute infection.
Welsh CJ, Sapatino BV, Rosenbaum BA, Smith R 3rd
J Neuroimmunol. 1995 62(2):119-25.
The blood-brain barrier in virus-induced demyelination.
Welsh CJ, Sapatino BV, Petrescu A, Piedrahita J
Adv Exp Med Biol. 1995 383(383):105-16.
Cerebrospinal fluid inflammatory cytokines in naturally-occurring canine spinal cord injury.
Taylor, A., Welsh, C.J.R, Young, C.R., Spoor, E.M., Kerwin, S.C., Griffin, J.F., Levine, G.J., Cohen, N.D., and Levine, J.M.
Journal of Neurotrauma..
Consequences of perinatal bisphenol A exposure in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.
Brinkmeyer-Langford C, Rodrigues A, Steelman AJ, Young CR, Meagher MW & Welsh CJR
Autoimmunity 47, 57-66..
Ovine Fetal Immune Response to Cache Valley Virus Infection. J. Virol. 87: 5586-92
. Rodrigues Hoffmann, A.F., Dorniak, P., Filant, J., Dunlap, K.A., Bazer, F.W., Concha-Bermejillo, A., Welsh, C.J., Varner, P., Edwards, J.F.
Journal of Virology. 87: 5586-92.


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