Research Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Jasmin Herz is a neuroimmunologist studying the crosstalk between the immune and nervous systems in aging, viral infection and disease, such as Alzheimer’s. Dr. Herz joined the research team that overturned decades of textbook teaching with the discovery of a previously unknown connection between the brain and the immune system—the brain’s meningeal lymphatics. She has investigated how meningeal lymphatics play a part in aging and Alzheimer’s disease, and currently studies the mechanisms by which immune cells and their signaling molecules act on neuronal function. Her research crosses the disciplines of immunology, virology and neuroscience, and circles around the idea that neither system is self-regulated and they all function in alliance.
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